Location University of Queensland, Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
App. deadline Applications accepted year round/until filled
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Australian residents only

Sensorimotor control of foot function: Adapting the mechanical function of the foot to optimise balance and gait performance

This scholarship is made available from Category 1 project grants. It is funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide assistance for living costs to domestic students during completion of a PhD. This is an opportunity to work with leading researchers, and learn to conduct research independently and think critically, while contributing to large projects of national significance.

Scholarship value: Living allowance of $26,682 per annum (2017 rate), indexed annually. Tuition fees do not apply.

Closing date: As these scholarships are offered in responsive mode, there is no closing date.

Commencement: Enrolment in the PhD program is in research quarters and commencement in a research quarter is fixed to a specific period. Recipients of these scholarships may commence in any research quarter.

Project Description: This research will examine how the brain and spinal cord integrate sensory feedback to tune foot muscle activation in response to loading and balance challenges. This research will incorporate advanced neurophysiological and biomechanical research tools to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of the foot in balance and locomotion. Findings from this research will be used to directly inform strategies for enhancing foot function and ultimately reducing injury and pain in this important part of the body.
Preferred educational background: Exceptional candidates with a background in Exercise Sciences (Exercise Physiology, Sport & Exercise Science), Clinical Sciences (Physiotherapy, Podiatry) or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

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Dr Luke Kelly