PhD Research Scholarship (Sensitivity and Efficiency of Clinical Assessment of Unilateral Neglect and Proprioception)
Do you know where your hand is? After a stroke many patients don’t. Want to understand how unilateral neglect after stroke affects our ability to know where we are in space? Then join us at UTS.
This fully funded three year PhD project aims to improve the sensitivity and efficiency of clinical assessment of both unilateral neglect and proprioception in people with this condition. To do this, we will first identify the type and extent of proprioceptive deficits present in people with unilateral neglect after stroke and examine how unilateral neglect affects upper limb function related to different proprioceptive deficits. We will also seek to understand the role of the posterior parietal lobe of the brain in this condition by using transcranial magnetic stimulation to induce a transient ‘virtual lesion’ to identify impaired aspects of proprioception.
The successful applicant will be in a unique position to benefit from the integrated allied health environment of the GSH, research across the University, and local health districts. The applicant will be supported with a mix of research methods teaching and researcher development modules provided throughout the PhD program.
The scholarship on offer is valued at AU$81,246 over three years. In addition, the School provides approximately AU$1500 per annum to support research related activities.
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