Fully Funded PhD Study in Improving Thermal Comfort of Housing for Older People

The School of Architecture and Built Environment, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, is seeking a qualified candidate to conduct a 3-year PhD research project in relevant areas for improving thermal comfort of housing for older people. It will link to a large research project funded by the Australian Research Council. The successful applicant will be supported by a Divisional Scholarship of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

Applicants must hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent (a Master degree in relevant areas is also eligible as long as at least 30% of the program consists of research courses and thesis). Preferred candidates are those with interests in building design, building science, and health.

Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia prior to the closing date.

Study period:
April 2018 – May 2021

To apply:
Submit the application form as well as all other requirements online:

Recruitment is now open. The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is at close of business February 28th, 2018 at 5PM Australian Central Standard Time.

For formal enquiries:
Contact Professor Veronica Soebarto (

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