Sports injury epidemiology / injury surveillance
Participation in sport and active recreation is an important element of meeting public health goals, but injuries can be a barrier towards safe and sustained activity. A major component of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) research program is to ensure lifelong participation in sport by understanding and reducing the risks of sports injury and illness. This requires high quality injury data and rigorous injury surveillance.
Two new PhD scholarships are available with ACRISP to contribute to a program of research relating to the design and conduct of injury surveillance approaches for quantifying the burden of sports injury and its prevention in community sport. The recipients of these scholarships will join a prestigious internationally-renown sports injury prevention research centre which is one of only ten centres worldwide to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee as a centre of research excellence.