CIFAL Newcastle and the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle are seeking expressions of interest for three PhD scholarships in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction.

The first PhD scholarship is available for students interested in undertaking research in the area of climate change. The successful student will explore the growing need for local level implementation of more effective measures to reduce the effect of climate change vulnerability. This research proposes to develop an integrated framework for effective climate change response with practical implications for local government, policy-makers and community stakeholders.

A second scholarship is available for students interested in undertaking research in the area of bushfire disaster resilience. As part of this research project, the successful student will investigate the role of communities of practice in shaping disaster resilience policy at a national to local levels.

CIFAL Newcastle is also offering a PhD scholarship for students interested in undertaking research in the area of emergency management response. As part of this research project, the successful student will examine funding, political and resourcing priorities at a national level that will contribute to a national interoperability and resource sharing agenda; and investigates how collaboration and maturity can be encouraged across the sector.

For information relating to Higher Degree Research admission, refer to the Office of Graduate Research.

Applications for the PhD scholarships all close on 29 May 2020.