Join the “diabetic foot PhD rush” in Bendigo Victoria

The Holsworth Research initiative (HRI) run from the La Trobe Rural Health School, Bendigo, Victoria has just advertised x6 potential full-time PhD scholarships commencing in 2020. One of them is a high-risk foot scholarship and the benefits include a 3.5 year scholarship with a value of $28,092 per annum. Bendigo was established as one of the most productive goldrush towns in the world and now is a wonderful regional city only 1.5 hours from Melbourne. The La Trobe Rural Health School is based at the established Bendigo campus of La Trobe University and is the largest rural health school in Australia.

The high-risk foot project is described as:

Keeping people with diabetic foot disease healthy and active

This project will build upon emerging theory relating to the pathophysiological and psychobehavioural causes of diabetic foot disease to develop an effective preventative health intervention that uses behavioural strategies and new technology to promote activity and prevent foot morbidity in people with diabetes. Based in a supportive environment, the full-time PhD candidate will be supervised by an experienced team lead by Dr Byron Perrin.

The link to the HRI Scholarship advertisement for all six projects and details on how to apply can be found here:

Closing date is the 8th January 2020.