About the Project
Early Moves is a double blind prospective cohort study, recruiting 3,000 babies involved in the ORIGINS project. The ORIGINS project is a cohort study of 10,000 families, creating a biobank and databank to understand how early life exposures impact children’s growth, development and health. In Early Moves, parents will use a novel smart-phone app called Baby Moves to video their babies General Movements (GMs), with automated scoring being developed through machine-learning. GMs are spontaneous movements of babies less than 3 months old and provide insight into the function of a baby’s brain. GMs are highly predictive of motor impairment, such as cerebral palsy (98%sensitivity). Emerging evidence suggests that abnormal GMs may indicate a high risk for cognitive impairment including NDD’s such as autism spectrum disorder. Early Moves will determine if GMs are a biomarker of cognitive delay determined at 2 years using Bayley-4, enabling targeted early intervention during this critical time of brain development.
Successful applicants must meet the Curtin University entry requirements for admission into a Higher Degree by Research course.
Students who commence studies offshore will receive a set lump sum payment in lieu of the stipend upon completion of Milestone 1. After Milestone 1 the stipend will commence for up to 3 years minus any prior consumed EFTSL.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your expression of interest as soon as possible.
Curtin PhD Stipends are valued at $28,092 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3.5 years. PhD tuition fees offsets between 75% – 100% will apply.
Successful recipients of this scholarship will receive scholarship benefits including:
- Tuition Fee Offset (up to 4 years)
- Stipend payments whilst located onshore in Australia
- Research Support Funds
- Mobility Funds
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