COVID-19 associated behavior to build sustainable healthcare: Learnings from Indian and Australian Journey of COVID-19 Pandemic

About this project

Project description

To identify factors, contrasts & modelling of factors related to the diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior in the society of Australia and India. The communication themes, policymaking, and innovations will be studied.

Aims

Considering the importance of diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior in the society of Australia and India this study will be conducted with the following research objectives:

  1. To identify the factor(s) affecting the diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior in the context of Australia and India
  2. To do a comparative study of measures adopted by the community of Australia and India to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that has resulted in the diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior
  3. To do a modelling of factors affecting the diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior and establish hierarchical inter-linkages of factors in the context of Australia and India
  4. To analyze the communication themes
  5. To analyse the COVID-19 vaccination journey through the lens of policymaking, communication and advocacy, and innovations.
  6.  To undertake select case study analysis of COVID-19

Methodology

The study will be conducted as per the above-stated objectives. The methodology will include primary and secondary research. First, diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior will be studied. Secondary research on the COVID-19 journey in India and Australia will be done. Third, based on the identified factor(s) the hierarchical model will be generated. Fourth, the communication on digital media & social media platforms about COVID-19 will be analyzed. Also, to analyse the COVID-19 vaccination journey through the lens of policymaking, communication and advocacy, and innovations. The identified results will be verified through the case studies on COVID-19 in Australia and India. Further, the analysis of data would be again shared, discussed, and validated with experts through workshops before finalizing.

Outcomes

The following outcome of the study is proposed:

  1. The study will identify the similarity and differences between the measures adopted by the Australian and Indian governments. This will also help to understand the trend of diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior.
  2. The study will identify the diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior in the context of Australia and India.
  3. The modeling for factors affecting the diffusion of COVID-19 associated behavior will be generated for a better understanding in the Australian and Indian context
  4. Communication themes during COVID-19 will be generated using Twitter analytics to understand the communication themes in India and Australia.
  5. To analyze the COVID-19 vaccination journey through the lens of policymaking, communication and advocacy, and innovations.
  6. The case study conducted will verify the results of COVID-19 diffusion associated behavior across Australia and India

The findings from this study will be documented and published in international and national reputed journals.

Information for applicants

Essential capabilities

Higher proficiency in English language (reading and writing), evidence of previous experience, field work and published conference papers preferred.

Desireable capabilities

Healthcare domain knowledge is desirable.

Expected qualifications (Course/Degrees etc.)

Bachelor’s degree (honours) with a first or second class or Masters degree with a research study.

Additional information for applicants

note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc)

Project supervisors

Principal supervisors

UQ Supervisor

Associate professor Sunil Venaik

UQ Business School
IITD Supervisor

Professor Sanjay Dhir

Department of Management Studies