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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.

AITHM's key research themes include:

AITHM is Australia’s leading medical research institute dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people in the Tropics, with a focus on infectious disease, chronic disease, the intersection between chronic and infectious disease and health systems research.

 The Institute’s research outputs are strongly focused on the most pressing health issues facing tropical Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific and are recognised worldwide.


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

Further information

The Graduate Research School (GRS) at James Cook University manages PhD enrolments. For more information on finding a supervisor, please refer to AITHM Key Researchers.