Essential tremor resistance training PhD Scholarship, Queensland, Australia
Benefits and Mechanisms of Adaptation for Essential Tremor Patients Performing Resistance Training
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Honours or Masters degree in health, exercise or sport science, physiotherapy, neuroscience or similar areas of study to undertake a 3-year PhD scholarship valued at up to $AUS30,000 per year within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia. Some experience with essential tremor patients or other movement disorders would be advantageous but not essential. The intended project seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with essential tremor via the use of resistance training. Specifically, this PhD aims to extend our recently published preliminary work on the benefits of resistance training for individuals with essential tremor, and identify the CNS mechanisms associated with resistance training that may cause improvements in movement control. This study will be the first to examine the effects of RT on ET patients by combining real-world assessments of manual dexterity with detailed assessments of neuromotor function.
Supervisor Team: Associate Professor Justin Keogh, Bond University, Australia and Dr Justin Kavanagh, Griffith University, Australia
Applications are welcome from applicants both within Australia and from overseas. Additional information regarding the level of scholarship funding and duration and application process can be found in the attached document. If you wish to apply, please initially contact the primary supervisor Associate Professor Justin Keogh on jkeogh@... or 617 5595 4487 to express your interest. You will also be required to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine Research Coordinator Ainsley Oberg at aoberg@...
aoberg@...by 25th May 2012 in order to be considered for these scholarships.Ainsley Oberg at
Justin Keogh PhD
Associate Professor, Exercise and Sports Science
Bond University Research Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Robina, Qld, Australia 4229
617 5595 4487 (Work); 0468 324 047 (Mob); 617 5595 4480 (Fax)