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01 August 2018

Expressions of interest are now open to current and future students in biomechanics and spine research for the Clayton Adam Florence Wilson Award.

The Clayton Adam Florence Wilson Award promotes biomechanics and spine research at QUT and honours the stellar contribution to scientific innovation in spine research made by Associate Professor Clayton Adam.

Clayton joined QUT in 1999 and dedicated his work to helping children with spinal disorders, and to improving treatment outcomes for patients who undergo spinal surgery.

He brought together a dedicated team of researchers, scientists, engineers, surgeons and industry partners to perform cutting edge research aimed at minimising risks and improving spinal surgery results for patients. Clayton’s leadership of the research program resulted in QUT receiving a substantial bequest from a donor impressed by his work: the Florence Wilson Bequest.

In 2015, Clayton was diagnosed with cancer yet continued his active research during treatment until early 2018. His battle with cancer ended in March 2018, but his dedication and contribution to biomechanics and spinal research will long be remembered

 

Clayton Adam Florence Wilson Awards:

You can express your interest in being considered for one of the following type of Clayton Adam Florence Wilson Awards:

• PhD scholarship

• International research collaborator award

• PhD Top-up award 

• Travel grant: international

• Travel grant: domestic

• Other (by prior arrangement)

Further information about what you will receive will be provided following successful acceptance of your Expression of Interest submission.

 

Eligibility:

You must have experience in biomechanics and/or spine research. Further eligibility criteria will be provided following successful acceptance of your Expression of Interest submission.

 

How to submit an Expression of Interest:

Provide a two-page CV with a one-page cover letter indicating:

• The type of Clayton Adam Florence Wilson Award/s for which you wish to apply.

• How you believe you are eligible for the Award.

Email your CV and cover letter to Biomechanics and Spine Research Group research director Professor at peter.pivonka@qut.edu.au

 

Expressions of interest close September 1. Click here for more information.

Associate Professor Clayton Adam

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