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Five funded PhD scholarship Adelaide, Australia .

PhD position
01 Sep 2023
01 Sep 2023
Adelaide, SA
The University of Adelaide

PhD scholarship opportunity

The Centre of Orthopaedic & Trauma Research at the University of Adelaide has five funded PhD Scholarships available with applications closing on October 31 / Dec 1 2023.

Project available cover: (1) Statistical shape and appearance models of human joints from next generation MRI sequences; (2) pose estimation models for gait analysis; (3) outcomes for total hip replacement; (4) time to recovery from pelvic fracture using wearable sensors; and (5) spatial mapping of high-definition EMG for use in clinical and animal studies.

Project summaries can be found on at my University Profile (

Some of the scholarships offer flexible start dates with no limitation on the nationality of the applicant. Others are restricted to Australian and New Zealand citizens / permanent residents.

All scholarships offer a stipend of $32,500 p.a. (tax free) for 3.5 years (indexed annually) plus tuition fees. 



Dominic Thewlis

Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow

Director: Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research

Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide


Please contact Dominic Thewlis ( to discuss any of the opportunities in more detail.


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