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slawson83
02-01-2006, 10:19 AM
Two fully-funded PhD studentships are currently available at the Centre for Rehabilitation and Engineering Studies (CREST), based in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne:

1) Variation and perception of movement. This project is jointly funded by the Informatics Research Institute and will focus on both able-bodied and pathological upper limb movement and investigates individual variation and our ability to perceive this variation visually. Techniques used include motion capture, computational modelling and virtual reality. This have important applications in the animation and forensics industries and as a medical training tool.

2) Computational modelling of equine scapula-thorax interaction. This project extends our work in shoulder biomechanics, looking at force transmission through the shoulder in quadrupeds, and in particular in the horse. It will involve working with force transducers, motion capture and other non-invasive methods of data collection from humans, horses and other animals.


Funding includes EU fees and a stipend of approximately 14,000 per year for up to three years. Applications are invited from committed individuals, who have a 1st class or upper 2nd class honours degree, or masters, in a related discipline.

Full details of these and other upcoming studentships can be obtained from the CREST website, http://www.ncl.ac.uk/crest. Informal inquiries can be addressed to Dr Sian Lawson sian.lawson@ncl.ac.uk

Dr. Sian E. M. Lawson
Lecturer in Bioengineering
Centre for Rehabilitation and Engineering Studies (CREST)
School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, U.K.
CREST: +44 (0)191 222 6170
Direct: +44 (0)191 222 8224
Fax: +44 (0)191 222 8600