The Stillbirth CRE aims to attract and train doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to create the next generation of highly skilled clinical researchers in stillbirth.
In line with the Stillbirth CRE's core values into all aspects of research:
A number of opportunities are available to students who are seeking projects. The Stillbirth CRE can help with completing applications for funding and with helping to shape a project to maximise funding opportunities.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about these projects, or explore the academic websites of the Stillbirth CRE chief investigators and associated investigators below to find out more about available projects.
|Chief Investigator||Professor Vicki Flenady||Stillbirth CRE|
|Chief Investigator||Professor David Ellwood||Griffith University|
|Chief Investigator||Associate Professor Philippa Middleton||South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute|
|Chief Investigator||Professor Adrienne Gordon||University of Sydney|
|Chief Investigator||Professor Caroline Homer AO||Burnet Institute|
|Chief Investigator||Professor Jonathan Morris AM||University of Sydney|
|Chief Investigator||Professor Sailesh Kumar||Mater Research|
|Chief Investigator||Professor Susan Walker AO||University of Melbourne|
|Chief Investigator||Associate Professor Fran Boyle||University of Queensland|
|Chief Investigator||Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck||Hudson Institute of Medical Research|
|Associate Investigator||Professor Euan Wallace||Monash University|
|Associate Investigator||Professor Vicki Clifton||Mater Research|
|Associate Investigator||Dr Sean Seeho||University of Sydney|
|Associate Investigator||Dr Siobhan Loughnan||Stillbirth CRE|
|Associate Investigator||Dr Christine Andrews||Stillbirth CRE|
|Associate Investigator||Dr Carrington Shepherd||Telethon Kids Institute|
|Associate Investigator||Professor Stephen Tong||University of Melbourne|
Several PhD opportunities are available for students with an Honours/Masters degree in a science-, health-, or medicine-related field to join Stillbirth CRE in its Brisbane site at the Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland (MRI-UQ).
Successful candidates will be enrolled in a higher degree (PhD) by research at the University of Queensland and will undertake a research project focusing on reducing adverse pregnancy outcome. Candidates will be responsible for all aspects of the study, including adherence to all relevant governing bodies, data handling and analysis and reporting.
Candidates will have a strong interest in obstetrics and clinical epidemiology and good knowledge of clinical research studies. Candidates are expected to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals, and to contribute to funding applications relevant to the project. Candidates will be based at Aubigny Place, South Brisbane Campus, Mater Research Institute.
Research projects include the My Baby’s Movements (MBM), which explores if raised awareness of decreased fetal movements using a mobile phone app links with improved outcomes; the Stillbirth Study, a multi-centre collaborative study investigating the causes of stillbirth in a large cohort; the Safer Baby Bundle project, implementing comprehensive strategies across multiple Australian hospitals to improve stillbirth care; Improving care in subsequent pregnancies following stillbirth, and many others.
Applicants must comply with the relevant entry requirements:
A place in this group is contingent upon the applicant successfully attaining an external scholarship (the APA, or equivalent, valued at $26,682 per annum). APA recipients are eligible to apply for the Mater Research generous top-up scholarship schemes worth an additional $5,000 per annum. Scholarships are tax exempt for Australian citizens and residents. University fees may apply to overseas candidates, however funding schemes for international students are also available.
All applicants must supply a cover letter explaining your interest in and suitability to undertake research in this area, CV, and copies of Academic Transcripts.
Mater Research Institute-UQ (MRI-UQ) is a world class institute committed to biomedical research and its translation into clinical care to improve outcomes for patients. With strong ties to the Mater Hospitals and as a founding partner of the Translational Research Institute (TRI), Mater Research provides excellent opportunities to achieve new discoveries in health research. The Mater Mothers’ Hospital in Brisbane is the largest maternity hospital in Australia with over 10,000 births each year. UQ brings all its expertise as a research, education and teaching institute to the alliance, and is considered one of the top Universities in Australia. MRI-UQ has more than 300 research staff, postgraduate students and clinical researchers. There are currently 70 students undertaking a PhD, MPhil or Honours program.
Please contact Stillbirth CRE Director Professor Vicki Flenady for further information about this opportunity by emailing email@example.com. See the UQ Graduate School website for full terms and conditions.