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  • Phd Position in Effect of footwear on toddler`s gait - Sheffield Hallam University UK

    Collaborative PhD scholarships in Child Health Technology

    The effect of footwear on children's gait is poorly understood. Many gait disturbances typical of young children are caused by the immature structure of the bones of the feet and the poor strength of their muscles. Although these abnormalities often resolve spontaneously, the use of appropriate footwear that can ensure the healthy growth of the foot and the correct neuro-motor development may be crucial. Findings from this project can support the selection of footwear to maximise the results of specific interventions aimed to correct altered gait, or prescribe the correct footwear as a prevention measure for young children presenting common gait abnormalities.

    Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Hallam University are inviting applications for collaborative PhD scholarships in the area of Child Health Technology. Two PhD scholarships are available, jointly funded by Sheffield Hallam University and The Children's Hospital Charity.

    Scholarships are available for 3 years of full-time or 5 years of part-time study. The focus of the call is for novel developments in Child Health Technology. This collaboration will enable PhD researchers to explore creative approaches to developing health technologies that align with national strategic priorities in child health and address an identified clinical need.

    The candidates will have the opportunity to work with an academic and a clinical supervisor and engage with the footwear industry.

    For more information and to apply:

    Interested applicants may also contact Dr. Gabriella Penitente for additional information.

    Closing date for applications is 1 July 2019.