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  • Multiple PhD Opportunities in Human Foot Biomechanics, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

    PhD Scholarship in Human Foot Biomechanics, Griffith University, Australia

    The Project
    Understanding and augmenting human foot function to improve musculoskeletal health and physical performance across the lifespan.

    The Opportunity

    A number of fully funded PhD Scholarship are available for outstanding candidates to work projects exploring human foot function, in the context of musculoskeletal health and performance.

    We have a range of exciting projects that can be tailored to meet the interests and skill-set of outstanding applicants. This is an exciting opportunity to apply a range of experimental and computational approaches from the fields of biomechanics, neurophysiology and morphometrics. There is also considerable opportunity for international travel to work with our international research team.

    Our Centre
    The Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE) is situated within the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University. The main research areas of GCORE are neuromusculoskeletal engineering and orthopaedics, with focus on the development and use of disruptive technologies to enable personalised management of chronic and acute health conditions, as well as assess function and performance. We are looking for qualified and motivated individuals for PhD scholarship positions. The GCORE team is a large cross-disciplinary team comprised of engineers, clinicians, biomedical scientists, industrial designers, and research leaders. Our approach is to work collaboratively, but with a keen focus on research excellence (

    The successful candidate will be based at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, under the primary supervision of Associate Professor Luke Kelly ( (LinkedIn

    About you
    The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. A successful candidate is expected to hold a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours or a master’s degree. These degrees should incorporate a significant research component in either of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanics, human movement science, kinesiology, or related degrees. Those with clinical backgrounds in Physical Therapy are also encouraged to apply. Foundation skills in computer programming are essential (MATLAB, Python). Demonstrated skills in artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning) would be favourable for some projects.
    • Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and international applicants.
    • Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class honours or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy.

    About the scholarship
    The 2022 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of A
    UD $32,192 (2023 rate, indexed annually)​ for a period of up to 3.5 years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

    A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

    What we offer
    As a scholarship holder, you will study with a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our HDR candidates and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

    For project related enquiries please contact:
    Associate Professor Luke Kelly

    How to submit an expression of interest
    All expressions of interest must be submitted to A/Prof Luke Kelly’s contact above containing:
    • Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
    • Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the about you section
    • A curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Names of two referees
    The opportunity is open to Australian and international candidates, with demonstrated strong research track record (relative to opportunity).
    Last edited by Luke Kelly; August 12, 2023, 06:24 PM.