Project Code: 10386520
Faculty: Liggins Institute
Department: Liggins Institute
Main Supervisor: Dr Silmara Gusso (sgus003)
Application open date: 02 Oct 2017
Application deadline: 12 Apr 2018
Enrolment information: NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents, International
We're investigating the role of vibration therapy in improving the health of young children with disabilities.
-You need an exercise physiology or physiotherapy background.
-Experience with clinical trials would be advantageous
-You need to have excellent communication and people skills
To apply for a PhD at the Liggins Institute you need a BSc (Hons), MSc degree or equivalent, and a strong academic record with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 7.0.
1. Investigate the effects of vibration therapy on muscle and bone health in children with cerebral palsy as early as 5 years of age.
2. Explore a feasibility study of using vibration therapy in children under 5 years at high risk of neuromuscular problems/ disability.
3. Investigate the effects of various protocols of vibration therapy on bone and muscle health.
This PhD is fully funded with a scholarship from the Jubilee Crippled Children Foundation Trust.