|Location:||Coventry, Melbourne - Australia|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Fully Funded with stipend|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||6th May 2023|
This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
The successful applicant will spend the 1st year at Coventry University and the following year at Deakin University and then the final 1.5 years at Coventry University. The supervision team will be drawn from the two Universities.
Construction industry has one of the highest rates of work-related injury or illness. In Australia and UK, the construction industry has the third-highest fatality rate of any industry (Safe Work Australia, 2020; Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain, 2021).
The construction fatality rate in 2020 was higher than the 5-year average in both countries. This indicates that the industry has reached saturation with respect to the traditional injury prevention strategies and new safety innovations are needed. Wearable sensors can provide a viable innovative technology to improve workplace health and safety in the construction sector.
The PhD research aims to adopt wearable sensors/accelerometers to detect and analyze awkward postures and control the risk of musculoskeletal disorders as the most significant illness in the Australian and UK construction sector. The aim is a dynamic and non-invasive method for monitoring and controlling the risk in near real-time.
The research will address the below questions:
The objectives of this study are as follow:
Applicants must meet the admission and scholarship criteria for both Coventry University and Deakin University for entry to the cotutelle programme.
For an overview of each University’s entry requirements please visit:
Please note that it is essential that applicants confirm that they are able to physically locate to both Coventry University (UK) and Deakin University (Australia)
For more information, please contact Dr Saurav Sthapit: https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/persons/saurav-sthapit
All candidates must apply to both Universities.
For the Coventry application, please visit: Home Page | PGR+ Application (coventry.ac.uk)
For the Deakin application, please visit: http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/become-a-research-student/how-to-apply-research-degrees
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