- Applications close
- 10 December 2021
What you'll receive
You will receive an annual living allowance of AU$28,597 for three years, indexed annually. The scholarship is for full-time study and can be used to support living costs.
A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval by QUT.
Successful international students will be considered for a HDR tuition fee sponsorship.
- meet QUT academic and English language entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (IF49)
have a first-class honours (H1) or Masters (by research / MPhil) or equivalent degree in psychology, behavioural science, public health, or a related discipline
have strong quantitative analysis skills (note: qualitative methods are not applicable to this project)
A background knowledge in developmental and/or educational psychology, or child health and development studies, is highly desirable.
The provision of a scholarship is conditional on successful application and admission to the IF49 Doctor of Philosophy course. Eligibility for admission to a research degree is determined by the Graduate Research Centre.
How to apply
Indicate your interest in this scholarship by nominating Associate Professor Kristin Laurens as principal supervisor, and include the name of this scholarship in the financial details section.
Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
About the scholarship
The Role of Social-Emotional Learning in Educational Attainment and Exclusion
This project aims to characterize variability in developmental pathways to literacy and numeracy, and the factors that contribute to this variation, including children’s social-emotional competencies. The project also examines the role of school-based social-emotional learning programs in supporting children’s achievement of literacy and numeracy, and in reducing exclusion from school. The project uses data from the NSW Child Development Study (http://nsw-cds.com.au/), a longitudinal study following the development of a cohort of 91,635 children and their parents.
The student will apply sophisticated longitudinal analytical methods to the analysis of population data, and join a multi-institutional team of investigators who have established relationships with multiple government partner organizations to deliver policy-relevant information to improve children’s health and educational outcomes.
Associate Professor Kristin Laurens (QUT); an associate supervisor from the Centre for Inclusive Education and/or the Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing at QUT; and an external supervisor from the School of Psychiatry at UNSW Sydney (Prof. Melissa Green).
More information about the Supervisor, QUT Research Centre and publications can be found at:
- Associate Professor Kristin Laurens' QUT profile
- The Centre for Inclusive Education
- NSW Child Development Study publications (full-text copies of the papers can be accessed via QUT ePrints).
For further information, please contact Associate Professor Kristin Laurens.