PhD scholarship: The impact of telehealth consultation in general practice on appropriate antibiotic prescribing


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area 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 in approved circumstances
Opening date 13 May 2020
Closing date 7 June 2020


As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, telehealth consultation with a general practitioner is now eligible to receive funding under the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS). This is likely to have ramifications for general practice and the care patients receive beyond the immediate crises response. The proposed PhD project will investigate whether this change in practice will have an impact on appropriate antibiotic prescribing.  This will be a mixed-methods research project, involving both quantitative and qualitative research methods. We encourage those with research interests in healthcare decision-making, social science, epidemiology, or quality use of medicines to apply.

The PhD scholarship is funded by the Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance in the Community (CRE-MARC). Its purpose is to provide research into the potentially reversible factors that give rise to antibiotic resistance from antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory, urinary tract, and skin infections.


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

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

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 ‘TELEHEALTHin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

The scholarship is open to domestic candidates who intend to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy with the University of Queensland.

For the Scholarship, applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  • Academic achievement and experience and the potential for scholastic success;
  • Any other matters the selection committee see fit.
Applications are closed.


Professor Mieke van Driel
+61 7 3365 5144
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.