The HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute is looking for a talented student with a strong interest in undertaking analyses of qualitative archival and contemporary material related to personal experiences of HIV seroconversion and diagnosis from 1992 until 2021.

This PhD project involves analysing qualitative data from an extensive archive comprising in-depth interviews conducted between 1992 and 2016. In addition, the candidate will participate in the collection and analysis of contemporary data (over the period 2019 to 2021) as part of an NHMRC project investigating the experiences of people recently diagnosed with HIV and the impact of peer based support services on wellbeing and engagement with clinical care. The project would be suitable for someone experienced in analysing qualitative data and interested in employing historical, cultural and/or sociological approaches. They would need to be eligible for a commonwealth-supported postgraduate scholarship.

For further details please contact Garrett Prestage - email: or tel: 9385 0939.

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