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Please find below a link (and a short summary) for an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded PhD scholarship opportunity for three years. 

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Online and offline social networks and the development of sexual agency

The purpose of this ARC-funded project is to investigate the relationship between social network properties of adolescents and healthy sexual development, in particular, the development of sexual agency.

The PhD candidate will be responsible for the development of the social network theoretical framework and methodology for the study. This includes conducting a review of the literature in the space of social networks and sexual health to suggest a theoretical framework for the study and includes designing the social network data collection process, survey, implementation and network data analysis. It is envisaged that social network data collection will occur both in online (e.g. online diaries) and offline modes (e.g. in-depth interviews).

The PhD student will be supervised by Dr. Ken Chung, in collaboration with the project team comprising academics from the City University of New York, the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and the Burnet Institute. The PhD student will be joining the team’s ARC Discovery Project “Online and Offline social networks and the development of sexual agency” within the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies, University of Sydney. The project has strong connections with the Research Cluster on Complex Systems:

Application guide:
Further information on the area of research can be obtained from Dr. Ken Chung at: [log in to unmask]

Applications must be sent directly to: [log in to unmask] Please state the Scholarship title in the subject field and your name. Applications must include a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae and cover letter of 300 words explaining their interest and understanding of the connection between social networks, social media and the development of sexual agency; and their demonstrated ability in data and statistical analyses. The Faculty Scholarships Officer will obtain each applicant’s academic transcripts and offer letter (from their separate application for the PhD program).

Closing date:
15 July 2016

DR KENNETH CHUNG | Senior Lecturer | Director of BPM 
Project Management Program | Complex Systems Research Centre
School of Civil Engineering, J05 | Faculty of Engineering & IT

T +61 2 9036 7517 | F +61 2 9351 8642
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