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12-09-2010, 07:13 AM
A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably
qualified candidate with an undergraduate degree in exercise science,
physiotherapy, medicine or equivalent educational background, to
undertake research studies leading to a PhD in Health Sciences. The
potential student must be a full-time PhD student (or enrolled in a
Masters degree by research within the Faculty of Health Sciences, with
eligibility to convert to a PhD) and fulfil Faculty of Health Sciences
requirements for higher degree student enrolment and progression. The
project is to investigate the physiological and psychosocial benefits of
the Walk On program, including functional improvements, altered general
health, improved quality of life and to identify any associated health
economic benefits of the program. Walk On is a program conducted by
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and details about the program can be
viewed at www.walkon.org.au .


Applicants should have a particular interest in exercise rehabilitation
after spinal cord injury. Preference will be given to Australian
citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
However, foreign students intending to commence PhD studies at the
University of Sydney are also eligible to apply. As part of the research
to be undertaken, the student is expected to spend approximately 8 hours
per week over a period of 40 weeks per year working with participants in
the Walk On program located at the Lidcombe campus. The student will be
trained in the skills necessary to take on these participants.

Amount awarded:

The scholarship is valued at $30,000 to $35,000*** per annum (tax
exempt) for up to 3 years and may be extended to a total of up to 4
years, subject to satisfactory progress. ***Please note that this
scholarship is conditional on the University signing an agreement with
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, the scholarship's sponsor.

Application guide:

Further information can be obtained from Professor Glen M Davis,
Exercise, Health and Promotion Research Group, Faculty of Health
Sciences, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: +61 2 9351 9466;
E-mail: glen.davis@sydney.edu.au). Applications should be sent direct
to Ms Lyndall Burke (EHaP FRG Research Groups Administrator) at the
above address or via email to Lyndall.Burke@sydney.edu.au, and should
include (i) a cover letter describing their educational and employment
background and research interests, (ii) recent curriculum vitae, (iii) a
copy of academic transcript(s), and (iv) the names and contact details
of at least two referees.

Closing date:

06 December 2010

Richard Smith | Associate Professor
Exercise and Sport Science | Faculty of Health Sciences

75 East Street | Lidcombe | NSW | 2141
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