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[Commlist] cross-disciplinary, practice-led PhD project (Media Studies and Public Health)

Thu Nov 21 13:23:55 GMT 2019

Seeking candidate for a cross-disciplinary, practice-led PhD project (Media Studies and Public Health) offered by the University of Tasmania’s Media School (based in Hobart, Australia)


*The Media and Public Health Practice-led PhD Project*

For the past decade there has been a growing awareness of the value of a humanities-based approaches in the study of public health. This is manifest in the inclusion of social, cultural and environment factors in understanding health and wellbeing, and an emphasis on addressing social determinants of health and wellbeing to improve outcomes for individuals and communities.

According to the Primary Health Network’s Needs Assessment Report (2019-2022), Tasmania continues to fall below the rest of Australia in many key public health indictors. This recognised need, combined with the state’s stable and regional population, makes it an ideal subject for rural and public health analysis. Production of media texts will address particular health needs in Tasmanian communities. Accompanying the production of the text/s will be an exegesis. This will be grounded in public health, community development and media studies theoretical frameworks.

The project will be administered and supervised jointly with the School of Medicine, the Centre for Rural Health and the Media School. The supervisors currently work together to deliver the Medical Aid Films Research Advisory Group.

Research questions:

  * How might the theoretical domains of community development, public
    health and media studies coalesce in the space of public health
    improvements in rural and regional areas?
  * What is the relationship between media production and health
    outcomes in rural and regional areas of disadvantage?**

*Application Process*

Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now <> website.

Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships <> webpage.

*More Information*

Please contact, Donald Reid <mailto:(Donald.Reid /at/> for further information.

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