Apply now for research opportunities with NCOIS!

PhD and research assistant positions are now being advertised. See below for further information.


The National Centre of Implementation Science (NCOIS) and Hunter New England Population Health Research Group (HNEPHRG) are seeking expressions of interest for a PhD candidate interested in pursuing a PhD program in implementation research within the early childhood education & care and school settings.

This PhD scholarship will extend on the existing Good for Kids. Good for Life program of healthy eating and physical activity research in the family, early childhood and school based settings. These projects are funded through the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) and other competitive grants. These projects will investigate how we best increase the scale and effectiveness of nutrition and physical activity programs in schools and early childhood. Specifically these projects relate to a key program called SWAP IT;
Scaling an effective healthy lunch box program (SWAP-IT).
To read more about this project see

Find out more about your role, support available and the application process here.
Applications close Friday, 2nd September, 2022.



Dr Rachel Sutherland and Dr Courtney Barnes are looking for passionate people to join their teams.

The objective of the role with Dr Sutherland is to provide support to the research team in undertaking implementation and dissemination research on a funded public health nutrition program being delivered to children, families and schools.
Applications close Friday, 2nd September 2022.
Find out more here.


Dr Barnes is advertising a role which will provide project support to the research team in developing, piloting and evaluating a school-based intervention to prevent and address adolescent e-cigarette use in Hunter New England secondary schools.
Applications close Friday, 2nd September 2022.
Find out more here.