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PhD Scholarship in Foot and Lower Extremity Rehabilitation Biomechanics

Category
PhD position
Posted
11 May 2020
Modified
11 May 2020
City
Bruce, ACT
Country
Australia
Organisation
University of Canberra

PhD Scholarship in Foot and Lower Extremity Rehabilitation Biomechanics, The University of Canberra, Australia


May, 2020


Foot and Lower Extremity Rehabilitation


A fully funded PhD Scholarship is available for an outstanding candidate to work on a project at the University of Canberra to investigate the role of the foot and ankle during running and rehabilitation back to running after injury. This research is aligned to a broader project supported by an Australian Research Council grant awarded to Dr Luke Kelly at The University of Queensland in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).


The Project


The project will investigate the roll of the foot and ankle plantar flexor muscles during running. Data collection will be undertaken in Canberra at the AIS while studying at the University of Canberra. The research also seeks to explore the role of the foot and ankle plantar flexor muscles in exercises used clinically for rehabilitation back to running following an injury. This is an exciting experience for a PhD candidate based at the University of Canberra to collaborate closely with researchers at the University of Queensland and the Australian Institute of Sport.


The Scholarship


The University of Canberra PhD Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,784 per annum (tax free, indexed annually) for a period of 3 years of full-time study, including full tuition fee waiver. The opportunity is open to Australian and international candidates, with demonstrated research track record (relative to opportunity). Anticipated enrolment from Semester 2, 2020.


The Candidate


The successful candidate will be based at The University of Canberra, Australia, under the supervision of Prof Nick Brown, Associate Prof Nick Ball and Dr Wayne Spratford. Co-supervisors include Dr Luke Kelly at the University of Queensland and Dr Adam Hunter at the AIS. There will be opportunities to develop research skills at The University of Queensland and conduct data collection at the AIS.


This project would suit students with a strong background in biomechanics from mechanical engineering, exercise science (kinesiology), comparative biology, anatomy, applied mathematics or physics. Students with a clinical background and a strong background in applied mathematics, physics or biomechanics are encouraged to apply.


EOI Process – DUE June 9, 2020


Interested applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to Nick Brown, containing:


                     A brief (1-page maximum) covering letter, describing your background, interests, and why you would be a good candidate for the project,


                     A CV of relevant experience and any peer-reviewed publications,


                     Academic transcripts and evidence of English Language proficiency,


                     Two relevant references.


If you are interested in applying, please contact Nick.Brown@canberra.edu.au