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Date Posted
25 Jul 2018

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PhD Project
RMIT University, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing

PhD Scholarship in ‘Networks for Combating Social Isolation in Older Australians’

Anywhere
25 Jul 2018

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description


Value and duration

AUD$32,000 (plus fee waiver) per year for up to three years.

Number of scholarships available

One

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

1) have a bachelor degree in business or relevant discipline to the project (e.g. health, social sciences, psychology).
2) meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy

Other eligibility criteria:

1) completion of an honours or a postgraduate qualification in a business-related area is desirable, especially for those with a bachelor degree in a non-business area.
2) Similarly a postgraduate qualification in health or ageing is desirable, especially for those with a bachelor degree in business.
3) a minimum of 2 years experience working with the elderly population is preferred.

As the ideal PhD candidate, you need to have experience in working with issues surrounding the ageing population. This experience can be linked to government agencies, community programs and not-for-profit work with the elderly or health care for the elderly. You will bring your expertise and contacts to the project. The project tackles an important issue for Australian society, but there is currently no integrative framework for understanding the process of consumer socialisation and technology adoption in the ageing population. As the PhD candidate, you will be the catalyst for the ground work that needs to be done integrating consumer socialisation processes, market exclusion, collaborative networks, consumer digital literacy and social marketing. You would be willing to leverage your industry knowledge to build a theoretical framework and form guidelines that can help address critical issues impacting Australia’s ageing population. The process has the potential to contribute to various research areas, including market exclusion, social stigma, consumer learning and digital literacy, and the role of technology in supporting collaborative networks for the elderly. The final (specific) research question however will be decided conjointly with you, based on your previous field experience, training and interests.

Refer to the Scholarship page for more information: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=210re4jgfr4i1


How to Apply

Submit your application including the following documents to Dr Janneke Blijlevens at janneke.blijlevens@rmit.edu.au Applications are open now. Applications close August 11, 2017 BEFORE APPLYING READ EVERYTHING ON THE SCHOLARSHIP PAGE: Submit your application including the following documents to Dr Janneke Blijlevens at janneke.blijlevens@rmit.edu.au:

Position Category: Business & Finance. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €20'000 - €30'000.

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