HDR Scholarship – Reducing drowning: understanding factors which contribute to risk and targeting those at risk
Explore a range of factors that contribute to children's risk of drowning and how to address these factors. This swimming safety scholarship project is offered by Deakin in partnership with the Royal Lifesaving Society.
Swimming and water safety skills are identified in the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030 as a contributing factor to drowning risk. Promoting swimming and water safety in aquatic different environments is an important educative and international public health issue. In 2019/2020 Royal Lifesaving Australia noted 56% of drowning incidents in children aged 5-14 years were while swimming and recreating.
What are the identifiable risks for drowning among Australian children? This scholarship project centred on swimming safety is offered by Deakin in partnership with the Royal Lifesaving Society. For full details about this scholarship, click here.Back to PhD opportunities