Cooling interventions for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in the Heat

Summary

A post-graduate student (PhD or Masters) is sought to work on a project that will evaluate the mechanisms associated with heat-induced fatigue in MS patients, and subsequently develop effective and ecologically valid cooling interventions to maintain their functional capacity during work and everyday activities. The project will be conducted in association with researchers in United States and at Neuroscience Australia in Sydney. The candidate may also be given the opportunity to spend a semester at a leading collaborating laboratory in the United States during the course of their studies. The majority of their research will involve laboratory-based data collection using simulated thermal environments in the state-of-the-art climatic chamber situated at Cumberland campus.

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Ollie Jay

Research Location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This opportunity is open for application to highly motivated students looking to complete a post-graduate degree, with an interest and passion for exercise physiology. Professional conduct, personal organization, communication, written skill, a good basic knowledge of physiology and punctuality will be important.Funding in the form of a scholarship may be available. The successful applicant(s) will be based at The Cumberland Campus under the supervision of Dr. Ollie Jay.

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Keywords

This project provides a post-graduate research opportunity to work on a project aimed at evaluating potential cooling interventions multiple sclerosis patients experiencing functional impairments during exposure to the heat.

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1989

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