Child Protection and Youth Justice PhD Opportunity – Expressions of Interest - School of Psychology & School of Public Health

Applications open
Open now
Applications close
10 December 2021
Payment per year
$28,597 (2021 rate, indexed annually)
Up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Available In
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Available To

The scholarship is funded by the University of Adelaide to support a full-time PhD student who is commencing/undertaking research in the areas of child protection and/or youth justice. The primary focus of the project will be understanding pathways from child maltreatment to youth and adult offending and identifying opportunities for prevention. This is primarily a quantitative project that will require analysis of administrative linked data from government departments. A mixed methods approach may also be considered. You will work with a cross-disciplinary team across the Schools of Psychology and Public Health.


Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia/international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD program at the University of Adelaide. See eligibility and admission requirements for further details. 


The scholarship will be for up to 3 years and has a stipend of $28,597 (2021 rate, indexed annually) per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.  Details of any terms and/or benefits can be found in the attached Conditions of Award.  


Dr Catia Malvaso
School of Psychology
(08) 83133764


Expressions of interest should be submitted to Catia Malvaso by no later than 10 December 2021 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
  • A short statement addressing why the topic advertised (child protection and youth justice) is of interest, and any experience relevant to these areas of study