Exploring the Dissonance Between Motivation for Treatment and Aesthetic Outcomes

Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Project Background

CPD Institute have identified that in the cosmetic injectable industry that motivation for treatment is distorted. They have observed that patients are seeking treatment because of social media aesthetic templates rather and intrinsic motivation. CPD Institute want to better understand the role social media plays on the decision making for cosmetic injectable treatments and the dissonance between motivations for treatment and patient expectations of their aesthetic outcomes.

Research to be Conducted

  • Interview 30-50 patients seeking treatment through CPD.
  • Transcribe interviews
  • Identify key themes.
  • Identify themes that reveal the relationship between online identities, motivation for treatment and practical outcomes.
  • Develop an informed understanding of how online identity work impacts offline identity work in relation to cosmetic injectables.
  • From this, we hope to develop a more thorough informed consent form to be used prior to treatment. This will assist medical staff to more ethically assess patient appropriateness for treatment.

Skills Required

If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:

  • Ability to identify and study relevant resources and data;
  • Ability to interpret and assess relevance and validity of data;
  • Ability to draw conclusions from information derived from multiple variable sources;
  • High level written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Ability to design and conduct a study/interview
  • Ability to collate and present data

Expected Outcomes

  • Identify themes that reveal the relationship between online identities, motivation for treatment and practical outcomes.
  • Develop an informed understanding of how online identity work impacts offline identity work in relation to cosmetic injectables.
  • From this, CPD hope to develop a more thorough informed consent form to be used prior to treatment. This will assist medical staff to more ethically assess patient appropriateness for treatment.

Provide a factsheet to share with the cosmetic injectable industry to raise awareness of patient’s motivation to treatment with referral pathway options.

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

LOCATION:
Melbourne, VIC
DURATION:
4-5 months
CLOSING DATE:
04/03/2020
REF NO:
APR-1322

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