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Current Opportunities

Research Fellow Grade 2: Full-time and fixed term for 12 months

This 12-month project aims to review and update behaviour change elements of the Life! program curriculum.

The Life! program is currently the largest diabetes prevention program in Australia, and Diabetes Victoria manages this program with funding from the State Government of Victoria. The Life! program reduces participants’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) by providing a group-based intervention (Life! course), individual Life! Telephone Health Coaching (THC) sessions and the Aboriginal Life! Program (Road to Good Health course).

Deadline to apply: 9 June 2023

Research Fellow Grade 2: Part-time (0.5 FTE) and fixed term for 12 months

This 12-month project (funded by The Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI)) aims to explore attitudes toward research participation among adults with type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting, with a particular focus on clinical trials, regional/rural clinics and underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate will join the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (a partnership between Deakin University and Diabetes Victoria), a national research centre dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes. They will manage day-to-day activities, conduct rapid review of literature, and design, conduct and analyse findings from a qualitive interview study with adults with type 2 diabetes. They will also contribute to the write up and dissemination of findings.

Deadline to apply: 16 June 2023

Collaboration opportunities

We are always interested in collaborating with clinicians, policy makers and researchers on new initiatives, in research, evaluation and implementation. We also have a number of datasets (see Diabetes MILES studies), which offer opportunities for data analysis and publications.

If you are interested, please send an email to

Employment and volunteer opportunities

We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in conducting behavioural diabetes research. Postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to contact us to discuss and develop projects that can be the subject of scholarship and fellowship funding applications. Internships and research placements may also be available.

Email your CV and why you’re interested in working or volunteering with us to

PhD opportunities

The ACBRD has a large and varied research program into the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of living with diabetes. We currently have a number of projects in development that would be suitable for research towards a PhD for suitably qualified candidates.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD, please send an email to Please include your CV and a 500-word summary of your research interest and why you are suited to conducting a PhD at the Centre. View current opportunities here.

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