The aim of the study is to utilise micro-economic models and determine how exercise impacts on cognitive health, focusing on how this can impact on health care utilisation of the ageing population and contribute towards future reductions in health care expenditure. The candidate will apply microeconomic models and appropriate econometric techniques to longitudinal data. 

Selection criteria

Expressions of interest are invited from outstanding international economics graduates across the world that have relevant experience in economics and econometrics and are highly motivated to undertake a full-time PhD project. Candidates will have a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent). A Masters qualification, including econometrics skills, is preferable.

Terms and conditions

  • Applications close 31 July 2017
  • You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions


Please contact:

Professor Brenda Gannon

At a glance

Available to
Future Student

Level of Study
Postgraduate Research


Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens, International students (including UK and EU)

Award value
AU$26,682 converted salary* per annum (2017 rate), indexed annually

How to apply

Applications are now open. Visit The University of Queensland's Scholarships website to complete the online application. Applications close 31 July 2017.

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