Scholarships

Masters by Research (MPhil)/PhD Scholarship

About the opportunity

Investigators from the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) in the Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, are actively seeking a M/Phil/PhD student with a particular passion or interest in osteoarthritis research. The candidate will be part of the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in translational research in musculoskeletal pain and will undertake research that broadly aims to improve the non-surgical management of osteoarthritis. Individual research projects will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Eligibility

We are looking for an individual interested in fulltime study with excellent undergraduate/honors grades (entry requirements for MPhil: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/master-of-philosophy-mdhs-health-sciences/; entry requirements for PhD https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/doctor-of-philosophy-medicine-dentistry-and-health-sciences/)

Benefits

The PhD scholarship is valued at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt) for three years and can be extended for up to 6 months subject to satisfactory progress. The MPhil scholarship is also valued at $30,000 per annum for two years with no extension. About the CRE Our $2.5 million NHMRC CRE is focused on the translation of evidence into practice in order to improve outcomes for people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions including low back pain and osteoarthritis.

About the CRE

Our $2.5 million NHMRC CRE is focused on the translation of evidence into practice in order to improve outcomes for people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions including low back pain and osteoarthritis. The centre involves multidisciplinary investigators from both national and international institutes, including: University ofMelbourne, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University, Keele University and University College London, UK, and covers physiotherapy, general practice, rheumatology, orthopaedics, health economics and biostatistics.

About CHESM

The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) is a multidisciplinary research Centre within the University. Currently there are approximately 20 staff and students. Our main research focus is on the role of conservative strategies, particularly exercise, in promoting overall health and wellbeing and in preventing and managing the public health problems that are currently facing society. A particular focus is the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis.

More Information

Professor Kim Bennell

k.bennell@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Rana Hinman

ranash@unimelb.edu.au