ARC Grant Funded PhD Scholarship: To what extent does Australian food policy consider its health impact?

Applications open
Open now
Applications close
25 June 2023
Payment per year
$32,500 p.a.
3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Financial Need
Rural Regional and Remote Areas
Students with Disabilities
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Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics (ABLE)
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This ARC funded PhD scholarship is to conduct research as part of an ARC Discovery project which is assessing the extent to which Australian government policy in the area of food and agriculture take account of their health impact. The study will analyse key policy documents and interviews with policy actors from government, academic and non-government organisations. Our analysis will be guided by theories from political science and the social and commercial determinants of health. The project findings will inform the development of healthy public policy. The successful PhD candidate will work with Professor Fran Baum and Dr. Matt Fisher at Stretton Health Equity, University of Adelaide and Professor Dora Marinova, Curtin University to determine the exact focus of their research. The successful applicant will be based with the vibrant Stretton Health Equity team which offers an extremely collegiate and supportive research environment.



Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia/international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.



The scholarship will be for a maximum of 3 years and has a stipend of $32,500 per annum.  There are no additional allowances.  It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. 



Contact Person: Prof Fran Baum

School/Discipline of: Social Sciences, Stretton Institute

Tel: (08) 8313 5465             Email:



Expressions of interest should be submitted to Prof Fran Baum  by no later than 25th June 2023 with the name of scholarship in the subject heading. Please ensure you include all of the following documents:

  • Evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent resident status (if applicable)
  • Degree certificates (testamurs)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of non-English documentation
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Curriculum vitae