Current student research experience
UQ Summer and Winter Scholars
The UQ Summer Research Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers.
Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.
Life Course Centre projects for the 2019/2020 summer program close 8th September and include:
- Dr Paco Perales: How discrimination affects the lives of LGB People in Australia
- Dr Caroline Salom: Analysis of illicit substance use in a regional setting
- Dr Joemer Maravilla: Multi-country analysis of domestic and family violence among adolescents in low and middle income countries
- Dr Jenny Povey: Investigating the effectiveness of a parent engagement course for school staff to improve the parent engagement school culture and student outcomes in disadvantaged communities
- Dr Sally Staton: Mealtimes Matter: Childcare as window into food insecurity and food socialisation in low-income communities
- AProf Abdullah Mamun: Environmental exposures in pregnancy and birth outcomes
- Dr Nam Tran: To what extent is the association between mental health disorder and obesity in adolescents mediated by school bullying?
- Dr Jack Lam: Population ageing and family dynamics in Australia
- Professor Janeen Baxter / Dr Jack Lam: Transition to young parenthood and impact on educational and employment aspirations
- Dr Kylie Burke / Dr Denise Clague: Parenting and intergenerational disadvantage: A population trial of the Triple P system of parenting and family support
Please apply here.
Pathways to Research – Life Course Centre UQ undergraduate equity scholarship
Thinking about doing a UQ summer research placement but can’t afford it?
The Life Course Centre is offering scholarships to UQ students who have experienced barriers to participating in this program, such as students who are first in family to attend tertiary education, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or out-of-home care leavers.
We are offering 4 scholarships of $1,500, which in addition to the standard $3,600 scholarship for a 10 week project, gives a total scholarship of $5,100.
You will be notified if you have been awarded a Life Course Centre Equity scholarship prior to the 6th of September. You are then able to apply for eligible summer projects in the social sciences and psychology, and if you offered and accept a place you will receive the additional scholarship during the third week of your internship. You will also receive an academic mentor from the Life Course Centre, as well as additional training and networking opportunities.
Please contact Lisa Pope (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to 3rd September to apply, or for more information.
Higher Degree Research Students
Who can be a Life Course Centre higher degree by research student?
The Life Course Centre has a mandate to attract, train and retain the next generation of life course academic and industry researchers for Australia. We do this by delivering professional training, mentoring and development opportunities that bring researchers together across disciplines, universities, government and non-government organisations.
Students are invited to be part of the Life Course Centre if:
- They are enrolled at one of the four university nodes of the Life Course Centre: The University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Melbourne or the University of Sydney.
- They have an Advisor who is a Life Course Centre researcher.
- The topic of their research is aligned with the Life Course Centre’s research program.
What do we offer?
Grants and Awards
- Life Course Centre Student Travel Awards – Eligible students may apply for up to $6000 (3 rounds per year) to promote exchange and capacity building with national and international organisations (industry, government and NGO’s) and Life Course Centre Partner Universities. See guidelines here and application form here.
- Travel and accommodation costs are met for eligible students to attend the annual Student development day
- Scholarships and other competitive grants may be advertised from time to time.
Training and networking
- Student Development Day – Eligible students are supported to attend a day of professional development and networking opportunities each year.
- Workshops and professional development – Each node runs a variety of workshops
- Student forum – Life Course Centre students meet monthly via video conference to discuss their training needs, research opportunities at local nodes, and other relevant information.
- Life Course Centre Conference – The Centre Conference is held every two years, with the next one scheduled for some time in 2020.
The Life Course Centre Working Paper Series particularly encourages student submissions of completed chapter drafts converted to working papers, to allow early feedback from the broader research community on their work. Visit the page for further information on how to make a submission to the series.
To study with one of our researchers, contact them directly through the People pages. Alternatively, you may prefer to liaise with one of our nodes using the contacts listed below.
- The University of Queensland – Dr Lisa Pope
- The University of Western Australia – Professor Cate Taylor
- The University of Melbourne – Professor David C. Ribar
- The University of Sydney – Dr Rebecca Edwards
None currently advertised
- Scholarship for Research Addressing Social and Economic Disadvantage (University of Sydney – closed 20th May, 2019)