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AITHM encourages outstanding and highly motivated doctoral students with an interest in tropical health and medical research.

PhD projects are available in one or more of AITHM’s key research themes:

  • Theme A. Re-emerging infectious diseases, vectors and Australia’s health security
  • Theme B. Health systems research and Indigenous health research
  • Theme C. Chronic diseases with high prevalence in tropical Australia
  • Theme D. Molecular development of therapeutics
  • Theme E. Genetic and epigenetic aspects of disease
  • Theme F. Occupational health and safety.

Specific disease indications include: Tuberculosis and other Mycobacteria, Malaria, Dengue, Filariasis, soil transmitted helminths, flukes, Group A Streptococcus, neglected tropical diseases, vector borne diseases, vector biology, diabetes, allergy, asthma, microbiome, development of drugs/vaccines and health systems research.

AITHM is committed to health and medical research directed towards rural, remote, indigenous and underserved communities in the tropics worldwide.


For information regarding scholarships available to JCU PhD students visit Scholarship Opportunities for prospective and current HDR candidates.

Scholarship highlight: Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention Scholarship (30 November 2016)

Further information

The Graduate Research School (GRS) at James Cook University manages PhD enrolments. For more information on finding a supervisor, application dates and procedures, visit GRS Prospective Students.