Current opportunities

Thinking of enrolling in a PhD?

  • Looking to join a thriving international team of researchers, parents and clinicians?
  • Seeking experienced, dedicated and passionate supervisors?
  • Keen to work in a vibrant and supportive environment with like-minded PhD candidates?

If you are an innovative, bright, independent person committed to enquiry and learning, read on to find out about four exciting and diverse PhD scholarships in the broad field of child-onset disability.

Opportunity 1: Evaluation of involvement of people with cerebral palsy in CP-Achieve research.

Part-time scholarship (domestic students only) to evaluate the processes, authenticity and impact of involving adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy and their families as research partners and team members in the research activities of CP-Achieve. These stakeholders are involved in advisory groups, as researchers and on working groups to inform the methods, implementation and outcomes of research with the aim of enhancing the rigour and translation of research.

The applicant will join a vibrant and active multidisciplinary team of PhD and post-doctoral researchers, committed to advancing a range of research activities aligned with CP-Achieve.

Supervisors: Dr Margaret WallenProf. Christine Imms
Scholarship from: Australian Catholic University
Enrol at: Australian Catholic University (Domestic students only)
For more information: https://www.acu.edu.au/research/become-a-research-candidate/research-scholarships - see “Specialist research area: Evaluation of involvement of people with cerebral palsy in CP-Achieve research” or email: margaret.wallen@acu.edu.au 

Opportunity 2: Building supportive environments for adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy.

This research aims to enhance the transition from adolescence to young adulthood through the development and testing of educational lifestyle modules that may assist young people with cerebral palsy maximise their participation in life activities. We anticipate recruiting a high-quality allied health, nursing, psychology or medical professional into this PhD position. Lived experience or professional experience of disability is desirable.

The applicant will join a vibrant and active multidisciplinary team of PhD and post-doctoral researchers, committed to advancing a range of research activities aligned with CP-Achieve.

Supervisors: Prof. Prue MorganDr Stacey Cleary
Scholarships from: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Enrol at: Scholarships (domestic students only) will be awarded on a competitive basis and are conditional upon acceptance into a PhD program by a tertiary institution.
For more information: email cp-achieve@mcri.edu.au