Postgraduate students and their projects form a central part of the broader program of research undertaken at CMHR.
CMHR welcomes enquiries from prospective students with suitable qualifications - preferably those with a first class, or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an area relevant to mental health, such as psychology, gerontology, medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, sociology, statistics or neurosciences.
Further information can be obtained from the CMHR Graduate Convenor, Dr Lou Farrer.
If you would like to discuss potential research projects and supervision, please contact academic staff members directly by email or phone.
Various scholarship opportunities exist for funding postgraduate research.
- See the ANU Division of Registrar & Student Services' research scholarships for information on how to apply, stipends, eligibility criteria and application dates
- See the Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research (AFFIRM) scholarship opportunities
- See the ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment list of available scholarships.
CMHR offers a graduate course called Current Issues in Mental Health (POPM8001).
The course can be taken as a single course or as part of a Certificate, Diploma or Masters program. Students can do the course as an elective in some existing programs (Masters of Public Health and Master of Culture, Health and Medicine) or can apply to enrol through the Graduate Studies (Select) program.
Further information can be obtained from the Course Convenor, Dr Lou Farrer.
The course exceeded my expectations. It gave me a 'helicopter view' of a wide range of topical mental health issues such as prevalence, burden of disease, mental health in the ageing process, co-morbidity and interventions for young people (to name a few).