The winter scholarship students will work with staff (academic, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants) and PhD students to analyse data, assist with data collection and contribute to associated tasks across several physiotherapy trials. It may include interaction with a variety of topical areas of physiotherapy including physical activity and neuroplasticity, in a number of populations including children, people with stroke, Parkinson's disease and hip osteoarthritis. Data collection, entry, and/or analysis may include biomechanical data, motor control data, clinical physiotherapy assessment data, qualitative data, physiological and behavioural data. Students may be asked to assist with administrative tasks.

Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Applicants will gain experience working across a number of research trials within the Neurorehabilitation Aging and Balance Research Centre. This will include exposure to and the opportunity to learn about a variety of research methods with a number of clinical populations.

Suitable for:

Individuals with excellent communication skills, high performance in physiotherapy coursework, initiative, independence, an interest in research and an ability to work well with others are sought.

The supervisor wishes to be contacted by students prior to submitting an application for this project. Email to

Project members

Dr Sjaan Gomersall

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences