25 September 2023
Domestic / International
About the research project
This project is part of a larger research program in the School of Nursing that focuses on frailty in older people. Approximately half of the people in Residential Aged Care settings meet the criteria for frailty. Frailty has an array of adverse outcomes for older people and is known to negatively impact on health-related quality of life. Like frailty, the prevalence of pain also increases with age. Often pain and frailty co-exist and there is some evidence that persistent pain may be a causal risk factor for frailty. Pain in long terms care settings (esp. people with dementia) is often under assessed and poorly managed, while frailty is not routinely screened or assessed. This Project will focus on better understanding the relationship between persistent pain and frailty in older adults living within residential aged care services and improving processes for recognition and assessment of these two conditions.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Sharon Andrews
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Other funding opportunities and fees
For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Dr Sharon Andrews to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 25 September 2023.
Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.