PhD Scholarship: Biomechanics, Griffith Centre, Australia

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SuPhD Scholarship: Biomechanics: This PhD Scholarship (open to international students) offers an exciting opportunity to work on a project that integrates biomechanics, AI, and advanced wearable technology. The successful candidate will join the of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE) at Griffith University, located on the sunny Gold Coast of Australia. The project aims to develop and test a ‘smart’ therapeutic intervention for hip osteoarthritis (OA) using cutting-edge neuromusculoskeletal models and artificial intelligence.

PhD Scholarship: Personalised Biomechanics and Precision Technology for Treatment of Hip Osteoarthritis

Summary Table

  • Scholarship Title: PhD Scholarship: Personalised Biomechanics and Precision Technology for Treatment of Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Institution: Griffith University
  • Location: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Study Area: Biomechanics, AI, Wearable Technology
  • Annual Stipend: $33,480 (indexed)
  • Duration: Up to three years of full-time study
  • Eligibility: Domestic and International Students

Study Area

The study area for this scholarship includes biomechanics, AI, and wearable technology, focusing on the treatment of hip osteoarthritis. The research will involve developing and testing a therapeutic intervention in various environments such as home, gym, outdoors, and clinic.

Scholarship Description

The Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE) at Griffith University offers this PhD scholarship, providing an annual stipend of $33,480 (indexed) for up to three years of full-time study. An additional Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will cover tuition fees for successful international applicants. The project will explore the efficacy of a personalised load-modification intervention for hip OA, characterising hip load during activities and identifying muscle forces that contribute to symptom worsening and disease progression.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours or a master’s degree with a significant research component in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, human movement science, kinesiology, or related fields.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in rigid-multibody dynamics (OpenSim) and computer programming skills (MATLAB, Python, or C++).
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency requirements with:
    • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS (Academic) with no band score less than 6.0, OR
    • A minimum score of 575 on the paper-based TOEFL including a score of no less than 5.0 on the TWE, OR
    • A score of 79 on the internet-based (iBT) TOEFL with no sub-score less than 19.

Required Documents

  • Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
  • Evidence of completed program with required grades, including a copy of your academic transcript
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) using the Griffith CV template
  • Names of two referees

How to Apply

Expressions of interest must be submitted via email to A/Prof Laura Diamond at Do not use the “APPLY” button. Your submission should include:

  • Statement of suitability
  • Academic transcripts
  • CV
  • Names of two referees

Last Date

The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm Friday, 30 August 2024. The preferred applicant will be invited to apply for the program and scholarship online.

Further Information

For project-related enquiries, please contact: A/Prof Laura Diamond

For administrative enquiries, please contact: Griffith Graduate Research School
Phone: (07) 3735 3817

Griffith University encourages applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The university supports the professional and personal development of all HDR candidates and aims to increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in STEMM.



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