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Aust scholarship focuses on disasters and human-horse relations

bushfire-austCQUniversity in Australia is offering a PhD Scholarship in Human-Horse Relations and Disaster Preparedness and Survival.

The aim of the PhD is to determine the impact of the human-horse relation on flood and fire, including preparedness, and response and recovery, and identify implications for animal welfare, emergency services, and the equestrian community.

The project is to include study of one or more cases in the Australian equine sector, including recreational riding, agistment and riding clubs, the racing industry,  and peri-urban lifestyle dwellers.

The work will contribute to the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) project ‘Managing Animals in Disasters’ (MAID), working with principle supervisor Dr Kirrilly Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, CQUniversity Adelaide, Appleton Institute.

The successful candidate will receive a tax-exempt scholarship of $25,392 per year for three years and other allowances, including relocation expenses, a thesis allowance, laptop computer, and research costs.

The scholarship winner is required to enrol in a full-time postgraduate research higher degree at CQUniversity in Adelaide, and have an appropriate Honours 1 or 2A (or equivalent) undergraduate degree.

Applications close on June 10.

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