Postgraduate Scholarship in Exercise Technologies in Rehabilitation: Uptake and Cost-effectiveness
Funding is available for a graduate with an Honours or postgraduate degree to undertake research leading to a PhD within a multi-centre NHMRC funded randomised clinical trial. This trial is evaluating the effectiveness of the addition of affordable technology to improve mobility and physical activity for people participating in rehabilitation. This PhD project will evaluate the uptake and cost-effectiveness of delivering this intervention to people admitted for rehabilitation. Data collection is being conducted across three hospital sites as part of the trial. Candidates will be based in Sydney. The project would suit an allied health professional.
Applicants must have knowledge of the Australian hospital and healthcare system, and excellent communication skills. Experience working with older adults or in rehabilitation is desirable. At least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal is also desirable. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. The successful applicant must enroll full-time in a PhD at the University of Sydney and be accepted in late 2015.
The scholarship is valued at $25,849 per annum (tax exempt) for one year’s duration initially, but may be renewed in the following year, subject to satisfactory progress. Applicants will be expected to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award during 2016.
Further information can be obtained from Dr Leanne Hassett at the Musculoskeletal Division of The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be sent direct to Dr Leanne Hassett at the above email address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.
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