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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

PhD funding opportunity with the Transport Accident Commission

The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) has announced a funding opportunity to work with their partner, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

The TAC has entered a partnership with the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) to fund a PhD scholar. The partnership provides funding of up to $60,000 per annum, including $50,000 per annum directly supports a tax-free scholarship for a PhD candidate, with the remainder being available to the researcher or supervisor for research-related expenses.

The funding will support a PhD student to extract, mine and analyse data within the TAC’s claims and payment systems. A primary focus of the program is to help the TAC to enhance its understanding of a client’s ‘claim journey’ with a view to better managing the costs and risks associated with these claims, reducing the impact of the injury, and improving client health, work and independence outcomes in the future.

The TAC has defined three broad areas of interest:

1. Application of innovative data science techniques and technologies across all of TAC’s data

2. Discovering and exploiting unstructured data within TAC’s injury claims management systems

3. Developing data driven approaches to enhance performance of healthcare providers.

ISCRR is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Monash-based researchers to identify and supervise a PhD project in this area. Funding would be provided by the CMCRC and the student would be expected to work closely with the TAC and the CMCRC.

If you are interested in taking up this opportunity, contact Professor Alex Collie, ISCRR Chief Executive Officer
Email: info@iscrr.com.au
Phone: (03) 9903 8610.

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