Physical activity PhD Research Scholarship Opportunity

26th August, 2019

Latrobe University currently has a PhD scholarship opportunity for an outstanding candidate aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of young people with Prader-Willi syndrome through participation in physical activity and exercise.

This prestigious scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with the Prader-Willi Research Foundation of Australia and the US Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant interested in research to support participation of young people with Prader-Willi syndrome in physical activity.

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants from a range of backgrounds (health, education, sport, disability, psychology, public health etc) will be considered.

Applicants should have an interest in physical activity and/or disability. You will work as part of a research team completing a national study of exercise in young people with Prader-Willi syndrome funded by the Commonwealth of Australiaโ€™s Medical Research Future Fund. Your PhD will complement the national study, and include one component focusing on physical activity among young children with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Please click HERE to view the flyer.

For further information, please contact:
Professor Nora Shields,
Department of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Prosthetics and Orthotics
03 9479 5852