Pain in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities

Research Opportunity
PhD students
Department
Paediatrics
Location
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Professor Adrienne Harvey adrienne.harvey@mcri.edu.au Personal web page

Summary This PhD project will focus on tools that identify and measure pain and validating these in children with cerebral palsy as well as developing innovative methods using technology to measure pain in children who are unable to self-report.

Project Details

Supervisor: Adrienne Harvey

Pain is increasingly being recognised as a significant issue for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and other developmental disabilities, yet is under identified and consequently managed sub optimally in this population. In addition, there are limitations with current methods of measuring pain in children who are unable to self-report due to cognitive and/or communication limitations. This PhD project will focus on tools that identify and measure pain and validating these in children with cerebral palsy as well as developing innovative methods using technology to measure pain in children who are unable to self-report.

We hope to recruit a high quality allied health, nursing or medical professional into this PhD position and experience in disability is desirable.  Interested applicants should email Associate Professor Adrienne Harvey at: adrienne.harvey@mcri.edu.au



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine



Research Opportunities

PhD students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Paediatrics

Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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