PhD scholarship: Economic evaluation of paediatric interventions for respiratory failure


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Business and Economics, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions
Opening date 1 September 2020
Closing date 15 September 2020


The student will join world class researchers from both the Child Health Research Centre, UQ, and the School of Economics/Centre for Business and Economics of Health, UQ.  The HDR candidate will be supervised Professor Brenda Gannon.

The objective of this study is to determine the cost-effectiveness of interventions for respiratory failure across paediatric patients. Focusing on specific randomised controlled trials, the aims include establishing the cost-effectiveness of paediatric interventions for respiratory failure. The project  will specifically determine the cost-effectiveness of Transnasal Humidified Rapid Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange in comparison with standard care, and the cost-effectiveness of nasal high flow therapy in comparison with standard oxygen therapy in paediatric patients. Using appropriate economic evaluations models from health economics, the project will provide estimates of cost-effectiveness. The project will investigate alternative models and parameters, focusing on the costing approach and use of administrative data.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘GANNONin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of health Economics methodology and real world economic evaluation analysis and the potential for scholastic success.

Applications are closed.


Professor Brenda Gannon
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.