Phd Scholarships

PhD Scholarships

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – PhD Scholarship available

Project Title: Speculative design interfaces for city transport futures: Driving mobility behaviour through trust and customer value.

This scholarship is funding research investigating the speculative design of interfaces for Brisbane’s future transport scenarios. This project will also contribute to addressing the accessibility of Queensland’s transport system for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The research will involve: integration of complex datasets (e.g., transport services, accessibility, land use); and users with different mobility needs (e.g., tourists, commuters, athletes). As part of the research, you will:

– ideating a future ‘ideal’ integrated transport data system, design customer persona profiles and behavioural needs, and develop and test functional prototypes for future transport interfaces
– contribute as part of a multidisciplinary research team
– collaborate with other students and researchers at QUT
– work closely with partner investigators at Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads

Supervisors: Professor Rebekah Russell-Bennett (School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations), Dr Nick Kelly (School of Design) and Dr Leo Rezayan (QUT Design Lab)
Estimated Commencement: Semester 1 2023
Scholarship Amount: $34,000 p.a., indexed annually

To Apply: Please send an email with your CV to and and

Other scholarships available

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for our PhD scholarships commencing early 2023

Our PhDs are part of an innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) training program in which students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with university and industry partner supervisors who are leading research with real world impact.


  • A living allowance for three years
  • A scholarship for full-time study which can be used to support living costs
  • A 6 month extension to the scholarship, subject to approval
  • International students, who are successful in receiving a scholarship, will be considered for HDR tuition fee sponsorship

Candidates must meet relevant university (QUT, UQ or UWA) academic and English language entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy program.


Review the proposed research topics and submit an expression of interest to Please ensure you include the following:

  • your curriculum vitae
  • your academic transcripts
  • a personal statement that outlines your research interests (maximum one page)
  • the PhD project you are interested in

All expressions of interest will be reviewed by the relevant program leader for your topic of interest. If successful, short-listed applicants will be invited to interview then submit a formal application for admission.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

For general information about the Training Centre, please contact Jen Petley, Centre Manager, at

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