The Centre for Health Services Research is the home to a range of students, including honours, masters, and doctoral studies students. We provide a wide range of opportunities for graduates to develop their existing skills and future careers in the field of health services research. We support eligible students with travel to attend and present research at both national and international conferences. 

CHSR is also working with UQ Medicine to provide medical students with research training opportunities.

What are the key areas at CHSR?

Ageing and geriatric medicine

  • Appropriate prescribing
  • Assessment systems
  • Dementia
  • Frailty
  • Quality indicators
  • Telegeriatrics.

Behavioural science

  • Behaviour change trials
  • Support clinical trials of surgical or medical interventions
  • Evaluation of health interventions
  • Development of programs that progress the field of behavioural health science. 

Health economics

  • Evaluation of health interventions and development of models that progress the field of health economics.

Kidney medicine

  • Studies in acute and chronic kidney disease and kidney cancers, with a particular expertise in translating results from laboratory and clinical sciences for application to improve public health outcomes.

Substance use and mental health

  • Understanding public/personal health harms associated with drug and alcohol use.


  • Cancer care
  • Health informatics
  • Mobile health
  • Intervention development
  • Rural and remote health
  • Mental health
  • Indigenous health.

Available projects

There are a number of ways to find a research project and supervisor at CHSR:

  • Visit our Research page to find out more about current research being conduted within our centre.
  • Visit UQ Researchers to search for a supervisor or experts in a particular field.
  • Contact us at for more information or to discuss opportunities.

Funding and scholarships

Students accepted into the postgraduate program may receive initial support for their work from CHSR and its research groups. However, prospective students should be advised that all CHSR PhD students are required to apply for funding from external scholarships.

Apply for a Higher Degree by Research

Before applying for a Higher Degree by Research with the Graduate School, you must have submitted an Expression of Interest first.

The University of Queensland has supported more than 15,000 students in their academic pursuit to attain a higher degree by research. With over 2000 research experts and a reputation world-wide as an elite research institution, choosing to undertake a research higher degree at UQ will provide you with every advantage.

More than 4000 students are currently undertaking a higher degree by research at UQ under the support and guidance of the UQ Graduate School. The Graduate School has academic responsibility for managing admissions, providing research scholarships, supporting students during their candidature, and facilitating the examination of theses. The Graduate School coordinates year-round skills training, supports infrastructure and research facilities, and provides opportunities to accelerate career development.


Studying within the Centre for Online Health

The Centre for Online Health teaches into the following electives: