Expression of Interest:
PhD Scholarship Opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic allied health clinician employed in SLHD who is interested in pursuing a funded PhD at The University of Sydney. The PhD will focus on developing and testing new virtual care models for musculoskeletal conditions. The PhD will be part-time to allow the clinician to work in their current role part-time whilst receiving protected study leave to complete their PhD.

The eligible candidate will receive their full salary whilst completing their PhD.

The candidate needs to:

  • Be an allied health clinician in Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Speech Pathology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Podiatry, Orthotics, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Radiography
  • Have an interest in pursuing research training in the field of developing and testing new models of care for musculoskeletal conditions
  • Be able to travel to the IMH office at Camperdown during their research days
  • With support from IMH, fulfil the admission requirements of The University of Sydney’s Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine and Health) or Master of Philosophy (Medicine and Health)

Benefits to this opportunity include:

  • Being part of a network of clinicians and researchers interested in global improvements in musculoskeletal health
  • Access to a high performing research team with excellent track record in research supervision and output
  • Active and supportive PhD student group
  • Research education including weekly research seminars and monthly qualitative research meetings

The scholarship includes funds to backfill the successful candidate’s position (following relevant approvals as per SLHD policy) so the successful candidate will retain their full salary and have protected time to work on their research.

Please contact Dr Joshua Zadro at or 0449 906 121 if you are interested in applying.

NB: if you are an allied health clinician employed outside SLHD and interested in this opportunity, please reach out as we also have full-time scholarships available.