Research students

The Western Sydney Sexual Health has a very active research program encompassing many aspects of Sexual Health and HIV. It also works collaboratively with a number of other organisations, both within Australia and overseas.

Currently we have a number of students (both full-time and part-time), actively engaged in research, either in the format of a PhD or other advanced study.

Click on the research project menu links if you wish to see some of the opportunities available for PhD students at the University of Sydney, or be part of the MMed by treatise. Some of our current projects are detailed here.

Our research students have presented their work at a number of scientific meetings (e.g. Australasian Sexual Health Conference), and have published in a wide range of journals.

We currently do not have any vacant research posts. However, if you are considering a PhD in this area and you think that you can secure funding you are very welcome to contact us.

Scholarship opportunities

General information regarding funding opportunities can be found at the University's Research Office Research Funding Opportunites web page

There are a number of scholarships that may be of interest to students considering undertaking a PhD or Masters by Research at WSSHC. Please note that most (but not all) are only open to citizens or permanent residents of Australia. These include:

  • The University offers up to 10 new Fellowships per year, with a closing date in September. The Fellowships are extremely prestigious and highly competitive internationally in line with equivalent externally funded fellowships. Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity in order to be short-listed. Successful applicants are expected to be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Fellowship and must not hold a concurrent paid appointment. Further information can be found at the University's Postdoctoral Research Fellowships web page
  • A number of scholarships specific to Sydney Medical School are also available. Information pertaining to these scholarships can be obtained via The Sydney Medical School's webpage
  • Potential research candidates from overseas may also wish to consider AusAID and other aid agencies working in their area.
  • 'JASON' is a postgraduate scholarship search engine. Scholarships in the database apply to Australian students wishing to study at home or abroad, and to international students wishing to study in Australia. Further details can be found at the Jason website
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) also have research grants available. Further details can be obtained via GlaxoSmithKline's Postgraduate Support Grants web page.
  • The HIV Research Trust website.