PhD Scholarship Opportunity
School Readiness outcomes of early neuroprotection/ neurorehabilitation for children at high risk of Cerebral Palsy
One fully-funded PhD research opportunity exists in the areas of educational and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and/or neuropsychology, focusing on the early childhood outcomes of children at high risk of Cerebral Palsy, based at the Queensland Cerebral Palsy Research Centre, at the Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia—one of Australia’s most research-intensive academic institutions and consistently included in the world’s top 50 universities across several independent major rankings. Potential candidates will have a strong interest in research in educational and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and/or neuropsychology along with a First-Class Honours Degree in Psychology/Psychological Sciences.
The project focuses on assessing School Readiness outcomes in a large multisite cohort of children at high risk of Cerebral Palsy (n>400), including cognition, communication, behaviour, and the parent-child relationship. Children at high risk of CP and/or Diagnosed with CP who have participated in one of four RCT’s of early intervention (NHMRC REACH and GAME trials, the PACT RCT of Parenting and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the MRFF funded Protect Me RCT of maternal melatonin) will be followed up at 4 to 5 years of age. Preference will be given to candidates who are either provisionally or fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
For more information visit https://medicine.uq.edu.au/project/school-readiness-children-cerebral-palsy