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Adolescent Sexual Behaviours


We are looking to supervise students who have honours or a masters degree in the Social Science (Psychology or Sociology) or Health Sciences, to undertake research studies leading to a PhD with the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health


Professor Susan Rachel Skinner.

Research location

Westmead - Childrens Hospital at Westmead Clinical School

Program type



The research aims to use qualitative methods to:

  1. Understand Australian adolescents' sexual behaviours
  2. Understand how Australian adolescents conceptualise sexual activity and rationalise sexual   behaviour choices
  3. Explore adolescent relationships and relationship dynamics

Additional information

Applicants should have some experience or understanding in social research methods including focus groups and interviews. A background in psychology/social sciences or medicine/health would be desirable

Applicants will be based at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and expected to apply for postgraduate research scholarships. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia

If interested, please include your curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees when submitting through Sydney Student

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 1322