• Posted:
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Company: Edith Cowan University (ECU)
  • Location: Western Australia
  • Contact: l.fortington@ecu.edu.au
  • Qualifications: Honours or Masters degree in related field
  • Salary: Scholarship Opportunity

Understanding injury and improving surveillance opportunities for Rugby Australia

ECU is seeking an Industry PhD candidate to undertake research in the School of Medical and Health Science and the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP).

ACRISP is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as one of 11 groups worldwide to have the abilities and expertise to conduct research that makes a real impact on sport injuries.

Rugby Australia collect and report injury data that has been used to shape and monitor injury prevention measures benefitting players at all levels. This project aims to value add to the current injury surveillance program in the high-performance program. In addition to conducting world-leading injury surveillance, the successful applicant will be supported to develop a project on a topic of their choice, for example, in-depth analysis of a specific injury type, or understanding risk of subsequent injury.


Applicants should have a clinical degree and/or epidemiological training, and hold a first-class/ upper second-class honours, or a Masters by Research qualification. This scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

How to apply

Potential applicants should email a copy of their CV and a cover letter outlining their interest and skills to Dr Lauren Fortington. Please indicate your preference to be based in Perth or Sydney.
Applications close 23 July 2019

More information

Contact Dr Lauren Fortington, Research Manager: l.fortington@ecu.edu.au

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