Determinants of practice for the use of childhood-related clinical guidelines in New Zealand

Project Code: 10387389

Faculty: Liggins Institute

Department: Liggins Institute

Main Supervisor: Dr Julie Brown

Application open date: 04 Oct 2017

Application deadline: 28 Feb 2018

Enrolment information: NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents, International


A new PhD project is available to look at the determinants of use for childhood related clinical guidelines in New Zealand.

What we are looking for in a successful applicant

Applicants should have a health-related background.


We want to know if health professionals caring for children (0-18 years) are using national or international guidelines, the quality of guidelines being used, how health professionals make decisions about trustworthy evidence, if they follow clinical recommendations and if not why, how they get information about new guidelines, which implementation tools are most often used and which are most valuable. 

Other information

If you have a GPA of 8.0 or more and you completed your most recent qualifying programme at a New Zealand university, you’ll be supported throughout your PhD study by a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, which gives you a NZ$27,300 tax-free stipend (plus tuition fees) every year for three years. If your GPA is less than 8.0, there may still be scholarships available - you can discuss this with your potential supervisor or the academic director.

There are no international fees for PhD students: as long as you live in New Zealand during your period of enrolment you will pay the same as New Zealanders.

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