The University of Technology Sydney is offering Physiotherapy PhD Research Scholarship tilted; Sensitivity and Efficiency of Clinical Assessment of Unilateral Neglect and Proprioception in 2020.

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, they 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. They 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 by a mix of research methods teaching and researcher development modules provided throughout the PhD programme.

Worth of Award

  • The full-time stipend rate associated with the scholarships is $27,082.00 per annum tax exempt.
  • The total value of the scholarship is AU$81,246 over three years. It is available to suitable domestic and international applicants.
  • Tuition fees for domestic (Australian citizen or permanent visa holder) applicants are automatically covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic).
  • A successful international applicant may be offered a UTS International Tuition Fee Waiver.
  • In addition to the scholarship, the Graduate School of Health also provides approximately $1,500 per annum to directly support the research-related activities (conference travel, training, copy editing, participant recruitment, etc).

Eligibility

To be considered for the PhD, applicants must have:

  • Completed an Australian honors degree; or
  • Completed a Master of Philosophy (research); or
  • Completed a Master’s (at least two years) with a major research component (a thesis component of approximately 50 percent of the degree and 20,000 words) at distinction level.
  • PhD applicants must also demonstrate their interest in physiotherapy research and their strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills reflected in research output (i.e., peer-reviewed publications).
  • PhD applicants may be exempt from having to demonstrate a completed Master of Philosophy or Masters with a major research component if they can demonstrate equivalence via their research-intensive undergraduate degree and/or capacity to undertake independent research through publications in peer-reviewed journals.

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please register your Expression of Interest (EOI) directly by submitting an application through the UTS’s website using the link on their website.

For enquiries, Contact:

Mr. Eddy S Dharmadji
E: [email protected]
P: +61 2 9514 7403

 

Deadline: Expressions of interest are due by October 31, 2019.

 

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