Centre of Research Excellence: Better Health Outcomes for Compensable Injury

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Our research centre has multiple topics for projects related to our program of research on improving health outcomes after road traffic injury. There are at least three scholarship opportunities related to this project, and the exact topic will be determined in consultations with the applicants and potential supervisors.

The types of research projects include quantitative and qualitative research under the following themes:

  • Early interventions to prevent chronic pain after injury
  • Digital methods to enhance communication between stakeholders
  • Cohort studies of multidimensional phenotyping after injury
  • Econometrics/economic evaluation
  • Quantifying injury burden

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

An additional top-up scholarship of $5000/annum may be available for exceptional applicants.


Professor Michele Sterling

RECOVER Injury Research Centre

Email: m.sterling@uq.edu.au

Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of pain and compensable injury would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, digital health, epidemiology, or health economics and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of chronic pain, psychological impact of injury or injury epidemiology is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2025. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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