Field: Public Health

Location: School of Public Health (Herston) 

Type of student: PhD or MPhil only (includes intercalated PhD & MPhil and Concurrent MPhil) 

Type of work: Literature review. Qualitative methods, Secondary data analysis, Statistical analysis 

Brief synopsis:

Are you interested in real-world research with direct impact on workplace policy and practice?

 We are seeking a student to form part of our BeUpstanding team comprised of world-leading experts in workplace health promotion, sitting time and activity, translational research and implementation science.  

In 2019, a national implementation trial of the BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit will be launched. The Toolkit is a free, online resource designed to support workplace champions to run the BeUpstanding Program in their work team to encourage staff to sit less and move more for better health and wellbeing.

We have a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to lead the development of novel strategies to improve champion and staff engagement with the BeUpstanding Toolkit and Program. As part of a 3 year PhD, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop and test engagement strategies targeted at workplace champions and staff. The project will involve both qualitative and quantitative methods. 


The candidate should have a keen interest in one or more of the following:

  •         improving engagement with health promotion programs
  •         understanding and improving user experience in digital and online formats
  •         improving intervention fidelity and sustainability in real-world contexts
  •         workplace health and wellbeing

This PhD would suit someone who is interested in undertaking translational research and making a practical difference. Strong communication skills are essential.  




Associate Professor Genevieve Healy

Associate Professor Genevieve Healy

NHMRC CDF Principal Research Fellow
School of Public Health