Making your PhD a 'pet project' could help avert disaster
Published on 01 Feb, 2013Media Contact:
For Immediate Release
A PhD scholarship is available for a new nationally-funded project entitled ‘Should I stay or should I go? Increasing natural disaster preparedness and survival through animal attachment'...
The successful candidate will analyse the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Final Report, interview 120 natural disaster survivors in four Australian states, carry out a national online survey of 500 pet owners about their actual or planned behaviours in natural disasters, and develop an innovative emergency preparedness public health campaign.
Principle supervisor Dr Kirrilly Thompson is based at CQUniversity's Appleton Institute in Adelaide but interstate applicants are welcome.
Applicants have until February 22 to apply. LINK here for a detailed PDF flyer