PhD in Australia – University of Queensland

We have two exciting PhD positions are available within the language and Neuroscience lab at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

here is a living stipend and tuition scholarship available for these PhDs and both domestic and international applicants are eligible to apply.

PhD Scholarship: Investigating neurobiological predictors of language recovery after stroke: https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/phd-scholarship-investigating-neurobiological-predictors-language-recovery-after-stroke

This research aims to determine whether measures of brain structure, activity and connectivity observed after a stroke can be used to provide more reliable predictions about both initial recovery of language and response to treatment. Predictive modelling methods will be used to identify accurate predictors of recovery.  The extent to which advanced imaging measures can improve classification of these successful predictors will then be investigated. This work will be conducted in the Language Neuroscience Lab at the University of Queensland (https://clinical-research.centre.uq.edu.au/copland-group).

Summary
Enrolment status: New students
Student type: Domestic students, International students
Level of study: Higher Degree by Research
Study area: Health and Behavioural Sciences
HDR funding type: Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value: $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date: 2 December 2019
Closing date: 15 January 2020

 

PhD Scholarship: The role of cognitive systems in language recovery after a stroke: https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/phd-scholarship-role-cognitive-systems-language-recovery-after-stroke

The importance of cognitive control systems in the recovery of language after stroke is well documented. Targeting a person’s ability to engage with, and attend to, a therapy task may be just as important in improving language as the therapy task itself. This project will investigate the influence of executive function neural systems on rehabilitation of language difficulties using a combination of behavioural interventions and/or neuromodulation /neurofeedback protocols. This work will be conducted in the Language Neuroscience Lab at the University of Queensland (https://clinical-research.centre.uq.edu.au/copland-group).

Summary
Enrolment status: New students
Student type: Domestic students, International students
Level of study: Higher Degree by Research
Study area: Health and Behavioural Sciences
HDR funding type: Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value: $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date: 2 December 2019
Closing date: 15 January 2020