Field: Cerebral palsy

Location: Centre for Children's Health Research

Type of student: PhD

Type of work: 

  • Chart review
  • Clinical work
  • Literature review
  • Qualitative methods
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Systematic review

One exciting area of research currently underway at the QCPRRC is the use of advanced neuroimaging technology to measure brain injury and neuroplasticity in newborn babies at high risk of abnormal neurodevelopment and in children with cerebral palsy. Within the next 3 months there will be a new state-of-the-art Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF) located at Herston dedicated to clinical imaging research.

PhD opportunities

1.Integrating functional MRI (fMRI) with diffusion MRI and tractography to measure brain plasticity using advanced connectivity analyses in preterm and term-born babies, infants at risk and children with cerebral palsy.

2.Develop a novel, automated brain classification program for cerebral palsy based on structural and connectivity MRI information.

Time frame: Commencing in 2018

Child Health Research Centre website


Professor Roslyn Boyd

Child Health Research Centre

Main contact

Professor Steven Rose