Young people today are drinking less alcohol than the generations before them. What is driving this change in youth behaviour?
Over the past 15 years, rates of drinking among teenagers have steadily declined in Australia. Similar trends have been identified internationally but there has been little progress in identifying the factors underlying these developments. This project will use quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate whether these reductions are being driven by policy, changes in youth leisure time, shifts in social and cultural norms and/or family influences.
Two prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) scholarships, one quantitative and one qualitative, will be awarded to outstanding applicants who are interested in exploring the factors driving reductions in teenage drinking. This project is located with the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research in the School of Psychology and Public Health.
Benefits of the scholarship include:
Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.
As an applicant, you should have an interest in sociology, youth studies, epidemiology, public health, cultural studies or a similar social sciences field. One qualitative and one quantitative PhD will be offered exploring the social, cultural, environmental, economic and political influences on youth drinking practices.
If you wish to apply for this ARC funded scholarship on youth drinking cultures, follow these steps:
The University will carefully review your application and consider you for this Scholarship.
You will be advised of an outcome shortly after the decision is made.
Application close 13th April 2017.
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