18 Apr, 2024

Forensicare Scholarship

$40,000 yearly
  • Swinburne University of Technology
Full time, Fixed term Students

Job Description

Forensicare Scholarship

  • Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
  • Full time, fixed term position at Alphington, Victoria
  • Stipend of $40,000 p.a. for 3 years

About the Scholarship
We have an exciting PhD scholarship opportunity funded by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) for a project examining the efficacy of Forensicare regional forensic mental health teams as they are implemented across the state of Victoria over the coming years. The successful candidate will take part in investigating improved care continuity and coordination, diversion of people from the criminal justice system, reduced demand for costly and restrictive forensic mental health beds, collegial capability and capacity building, supported consumer recovery, and positive community perceptions of the regional forensic mental health services. 

The PhD scholarship is available for a highly motivated and competitive candidate enrolled in a PhD program to undertake research that supports the research agenda of the project. The Scholarship will provide the successful applicant with opportunity to be involved in delivering recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The candidate will also work collaboratively with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare), enabling them to establish an industry presence and develop leadership networks.

About you 
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Bachelor degree honours and/or a research master’s degree in psychological sciences, health sciences, population and global health, and those with relevant industry experience, with a First Class Honours (average grade 80-100) or equivalent.
  • Meet the entry requirements for the relevant Higher Degree by Research at Swinburne University of Technology. The scholarship is contingent upon the candidate enrolling in the Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences), program.
  • The capacity to work both independently and as part of a team in a collaborative manner.
  • Problem solving and organisational capacities with the ability to manage task deadlines. 

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description. 

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.  

For further information about this position, please contact Trentham Furness, at tfurness@swin.edu.au. 

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au  

Applications Close: Open until suitable candidate is chosen. 

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)



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