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Built Environment and Active Transport PhD Scholarship

Value$30,000 per year for 3 years (2018-2021)
Number Offered
Closing Date01 November  2017


The Active Living Laboratory at the University of Otago ( calls for expressions of interest in PhD scholarships for working on the Built Environment and Active Transport to School: BEATS Study (

This multidisciplinary and multi-sector study spans the fields of exercise sciences, health, transportation, built environment and education. PhD students will be working with the BEATS team on a natural experiment to examine the effects of the built environment changes on active transport to school in Dunedin adolescents.

Applicants must be:

  • Holding or being in the process of obtaining a Master’s degree
  • Seeking to obtain their doctoral qualification
  • Have a background and interest in physical activity, public health, transport and/or built environment

For more details, please visit:

BEATS Study (
Active Living Laboratory (

Application information:

Applicants should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae and university transcripts to Dr Sandy Mandic (

Please note: These PhD scholarships are conditional on receiving research project funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (results to be announced in June 2018).