Mr Fluffy - impact on the ACT community.
A Research Award is being offered by the Population Health Exchange (PHXchange) ANU.
The successful applicant will conduct research that explores the impact of loose fill asbestos insulation (commonly known as 'Mr Fluffy') on the ACT community and society as whole.
This is an opportunity for scholars to make a significant contribution to their chosen field of research. Applicants have the freedom to outline a project and choose one or more disciplinary approaches, based on their own strengths and preferences. The Research Award provides an opportunity to undertake inquiry into aspects of the community experience other than physical health, for example mental health, creative, social and/or policy responses, etc.
Applications are encouraged from, but not limited to, people with relevant lived experience with Mr Fluffy for example as a resident, as part of the policy response, or private industry.
Applications are also encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people with culturally diverse background and those who identify as LGBTIQ+.
This Research Award is funded by the ACT Government and was a recommendation of the Community and Expert Reference Group.
*A high value PhD scholarship of $38,000 per annum is also available to support research on this topic. Further information is available here.