The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research is looking for outstanding applicants who are interested in alcohol-related research, as part of a NHMRC-funded project. The study aims to develop, pilot and field test a novel approach to collect self-report data on current drinking behaviour (consumption and other patterns of use, dependence and harms) at a population level in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. The study is led by the University of Sydney, in collaboration with La Trobe University, Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA, Curtin University, Inala Indigenous Health Service Qld and the University of NSW.
Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent. The degree could be in a range of relevant fields, for example epidemiology, sociology, public health, psychology, medicine.
As an applicant you should have an interest in alcohol’s role in society and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The tablet computer-based survey instrument has already been developed to measure alcohol use behaviours among Indigenous Australians (aged ≥ 16). Your part of the project would be to work on a quantitative analysis of data to assess its validity compared with a detailed clinical interview, and to assess its test-retest reliability.
Follow these steps to apply:
The University will carefully review your application and for scholarship and you will be advised of the outcome in April 2017.
Application close 30th of April 2017.
If you require futher in formation, please contact Michael Livingston, Research Fellow at firstname.lastname@example.org