Doctoral/MPhil research opportunity

We are excited to offer an opportunity for a three year PhD studentship within the Department of Marketing (Monash Business School) at Monash University. It is funded as a part of a National Health and Medical Research Council Center of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH: Grant APP1152968) and part of a large national collaboration.

The research project seeks to understand the business aspirations of remote store owners/operators, particularly in relation to the social and emotional wellbeing of communities. The purpose of the project is to support the design of culturally informed metrics that can be reported to management about their business to aid them in keeping track of their progress with their business, social and wellbeing goals.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities will be beneficial to this project.

The project is a collaboration between the Public Health and Business disciplines. The supervision team will include Luke Greenacre, Skye Akbar, and Julie Brimblecombe, additional relevant supervisors can be added.

When you join Monash Business School you become part of a bold, open-minded academy that is committed to engaging in the highest quality research and education to have a positive impact on a changing world. As one of the top 1% of business schools in the world, as recognised by the leading international arbiters of quality, Monash Business School research students and staff are shaping the future of business, driving beyond traditional boundaries and bringing together multi-disciplinary thinking to tackle the big issues.


Doctoral studentships at Monash University are for three years, although extensions are available within the program rules under special circumstances.


The student must be eligible to study at an Australian University. To be eligible for the Doctoral Program the student must have completed either a Masters by Research, Master of Philosophy or have received an Upper Honours in a related discipline. An applicant will need to be able to pass a Working with Children Check as a part of their application.


The main PhD stipend is to be awarded for three years with an annual value equivalent to the base Australian Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend.

The student will be encouraged and supported to apply for the RTP stipend and other stipends. Should they be awarded the initial main PhD stipend will be diverted to provide additional research budget to support the research project.


The application process involves two steps. An initial application is first made to the Monash Doctoral Program, during which your eligibility will be determined. If you are deemed eligible then a full application will be requested directly to the Supervision Team for consideration with the final student selected in the second round. Applicants are encouraged to contact the supervision team prior to starting the application process.