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Flinders, Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc. and Department for Health and Wellbeing Industry PhD Scholarship: Health Services

Change lives and change the world with impactful PhD research co-funded by Flinders University, Community Bridging Services Inc. and Department for Health and Wellbeing.

The aim of this collaborative research project is to undertake an evaluation of the sector-leading Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program This program helps people with severe mental illness enter and maintain meaningful employment, whilst concurrently supporting their recovery and improving their quality of life. Bringing significant industry experience to the project, Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc. is a long-standing provider of innovative strength-based solutions to supporting people with a disability, and provide services across South Australia. Caring Futures Institute believes people with a disability benefit for social and economic inclusion, and has complimentary research strengths in health services and disability research. Together we are seeking innovative solutions to this challenging area of research through this PhD project.

This inspiring project involves:

  • undertaking a mixed methods social return on investment analysis of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program in the context of Australian public mental health services
    undertaking an economic evaluation to understand the costs and benefits of the program

For more information visit the application website or contact A/Prof Rachel Milte at

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