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PhD Scholarship – Factors affecting longitudinal health and wellbeing outcomes in informal settlements in Fiji and Indonesia

RISE is trialling a new water-sensitive approach to water and sanitation management (the “intervention”) in 24 informal settlements across Makassar, Indonesia and Suva, Fiji. Underpinned by the emerging discipline of ‘planetary health’, RISE is a randomised controlled trial (RCT) which will measure the health and well-being of residents and the ecological diversity of the surrounding environment following introduction of location-specific green infrastructure that is co-designed with communities (see https://www.rise-program.org/ for information about the RISE program). RISE data collection commenced in 2018.

This PhD project will focus on analysis on longitudinal data capture within the RISE RCT. Specific foci of work will be on the following:

- population movement into, out of and within the RISE settlements
- changes in health and wellbeing over time, including COVID impacts
- differential changes in health, wellbeing and attrition between RISE communities allocated to receive the intervention early versus later.

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