Principal Advisor: Professor Roslyn Boyd

Email: r.boyd@uq.edu.au

Phone: 0434 608 443

Research group page: Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre

Organisational unit: Child Health Research Centre

One fully-funded PhD research opportunity exists in the areas of educational and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and/or neuropsychology, focusing on the early childhood outcomes of children at high risk of Cerebral Palsy.

Candidates will have a strong interest in research in educational and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and/or neuropsychology along with a First-Class Honors Degree in Psychology/Psychological Sciences. The project focuses on assessing School Readiness outcomes in a large multisite cohort of children at high risk of CP (n>400), including cognition, communication, behaviour, and the parent-child relationship. Children with CP who have participated in one of four RCT’s of early intervention (NHMRC REACH and GAME trials, the PACT RCT and the MRFF funded Protect Me RCT of maternal melatonin) will be followed up at 4 to 5 years of age.