Study with us

Help us address the 21st century’s most compelling and complex health challenges by undertaking a PhD or postdoctoral research through the Institute. With the support of our world renowned researchers and access to our partners across the health sector, you’ll make your mark with research that transforms the design and delivery of prevention and care.

Find out more about becoming a research student at Deakin and available scholarships.

Keep reading for current opportunities.


PhD opportunities

For general enquiries about studying as a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student with the Institute for Health Transformation please contact:

School of Nursing and Midwifery HDR Coordinator, Associate Professor Pat Nicholson
Phone: +61 3 924 46114

School of Health and Social Development HDR Coordinator, Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin
Phone: +61 3 522 78462

School of Health and Social Development Deputy HDR Coordinator, Dr Kim Robinson
Phone: +61 3 522 78205

Post-doc opportunities

Our early to mid-career researchers play a vital role in our research and we provide a supportive environment in which to build their careers and attract funding. Some of these opportunities include:

If you’d like to talk to us about post doc opportunities within the Institute, please contact us at or phone 03 9244 5791. We’d love to hear from you.

Honours and Masters research projects

Our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research is home to a number of Masters and Honours students enrolled at Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. The students are completing research projects in several areas, including patient experience, patient safety and health workforce.

For further information on Honours research projects, contact Dr Emily Tomlinson, and for Masters research projects, contact Associate Professor Melissa Bloomer

Become a visiting researcher

The Institute for Health Transformation has a vibrant culture of fostering connections with scholars and PhD students to achieve excellence in research and practice. We welcome applications for visits from scholars and PhD students wishing to carry out research and participate in academic life at the Institute.

Researchers, academics and PhD students may apply to visit the Institute and work with our researchers on projects and/or papers, expanding their collaborative networks and adding unparalleled experience to their CVs. Visiting scholars and students are also encouraged to participate in events and activities hosted by the Institute and Deakin University during their visit.

Expressions of interest should outline proposed research activities that align with our research streams. Visitors are offered access to a workstation, IT facilities and Deakin University’s library. Full details, including any fees that apply, will be made available during the application process.  All associated costs such as accommodation, travel and living expenses will be met by the visiting academic or student. Expressions of interest should be made at least two months prior to the proposed commencement of the visiting fellowship.

International visitors to Australia require a visa. Read more information on Australian visa requirements.

Please note: This information relates to academics and PhD students who wish to visit Deakin University on a short-term basis. Prospective international students wishing to enrol in a PhD at Deakin University should visit the Deakin University website.

Apply using our visitor expression of interest form