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Research Thesis Topic

The Economics of Child Health and Wellbeing

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Thesis Topic/Title:
The Economics of Child Health and Wellbeing


This project aims to undertake high quality and policy relevant research on the following issues (but not limited to):

• Socio-economic determinants of child physical and mental health
• Health care costs of child mental health, obesity, asthma
• The economic consequence of child mental health
• The economic impacts of people's environment on child physical and mental Health
• The costs of mental illness, substance use, suicide and suicidal ideation
• The costs of childhood bulling
• The economics of teen-age suicide and suicidal ideation
• Screen time and cognitive and non-cognitive development of children
• Time allocation, child academic performance and health
• The economic consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity

Students interested in pursuing a PhD (or Masters) in any of the above topics or related topics are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Rasheda Khanam ( for further details.

The potential students are expected to have:
(1) an academic background in any of these fields: economics, health economics, econometrics, statistics and public health, AND,
(2) research publications in relevant fields

Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Resilient Regions
  • School of Business

Field of Research
  • Applied Economics
  • Public Health and Health Services

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Master of Research (MRES)

Application Open Date

Application Close Date

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

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