PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Surgical and refractive management of cataract to minimise falls risk (via UNSW Scientia Scholarship Scheme)
An opportunity for a prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships in public health research at The George Institute for Global Health, comprising:
• $40,000 per annum stipend for four years (tax free)
• Tuition fees covered for the full 4-year period (for international and local students)
• Coaching and mentoring as part of your highly personalized career and leadership development plan
• Up to $10,000 each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations.
We're seeking a suitable studnet to work on the research 'Surgical and refractive management of cataract to minimise falls risk'. Older people with cataract are at an increased risk of falls. This PhD project will use an RCT to evaluate a complex intervention involving expedited sequential cataract surgery and cautious postoperative updates to spectacle lenses to reduce the rate of falls in older people with cataract. Close to 200,000 cataract surgeries are performed in Australia each year and one-third rely on public hospital services. This project will provide high level information on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of best practice, integrated care for cataract, as a strategy to reduce falls and improve quality of life for older people with cataract.
The supervisory team is A/Prof Lisa Keay, The George Institute for Global Health (UNSW) and Prof Fiona Stapleton, School of Optometry and Vision Science (UNSW).
Please submit your applications via the UNSW website:
The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of UNSW’s dedication to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination. To learn more about the Scientia PhD scholarship, click here: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/?interest=scholarships
Type of career: Postgraduate opportunities
Application close date: 21/07/2017