The NHRMC Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy, in collaboration with the Centre for Disability and Development Research at ACU, is seeking expressions of interest for a PhD scholarship opportunity in optimising participation outcomes for people with cerebral palsy.
The NHRMC Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP) is a five-year funded project that brings together leading researchers and clinicians from across Australia and internationally. The multi-faceted research program involves a range of clinical trials, systematic reviews and the implementation of evidence-based care into practice.
The CRE-CP is offering an exciting PhD scholarship opportunity situated across a range of research programs, led by Professor Christine Imms, Director of the Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR) at the Australian Catholic University. This is a fantastic chance to be a part of a great research team working with international collaborators on ground-breaking research.
The PhD project will be positioned within the Mental Health and Participation stream of research; specifically in optimising participation outcomes for people with cerebral palsy.
A number of PhD projects are possible within this body of work. Potential topics include:
Measurement of the involvement (or activity engagement) aspect of participation
Evaluation of new interventions that are designed to promote participation
Testing of specific relationships between person, activity, and environment factors that explain participation
Evaluation of participation interventions across levels of the framework (from basic cognitive processes to the broader environment).For further information and to apply, visit the CRE-CP website.