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PhD Scholarship: Elucidating the increasing demand for Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery in Australia

The Jean Hailes Research Unit is offering a full-time 3-year PhD scholarship, tenable immediately.

This scholarship is being offered as part of a multi-method, ARC-funded Linkage Project investigating female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) in Australia. The research includes qualitative components and a national online survey, all designed to elucidate psychosocial aspects of FGCS. The PhD scholarship is being offered for an investigation of social media’s involvement in the construction and distribution of discourses about female genitals and FGCS. This component of the research constitutes a distinct project, enabling the PhD candidate (under supervision) to design, develop, conduct, analyse, and report on all aspects from start to finish. As a member of the Jean Hailes ResearchUnit, the candidate will benefit from the academic excellence of Monash University, in collaboration with Deakin University, and the translation and dissemination skills of the renowned Jean Hailes Foundation. Other industry partners (Family Planning Victoria, Women’s Health Victoria, Monash Health, and the Australian Federation of Medical Women) will also provide mentorship to the scholarship holder.

Faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Location: Alfred Hospital Campus, Prahran

Supervisors: Dr Maggie Kirkman, Professor Jane Fisher, Dr Amy Dobson

Remuneration: AUD $26,000 per annum for living expenses, tax exempt for up to three years.

See attached document below for full details.