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Vision and Night-time Driving

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for a future PhD students interested in studying the challenges surrounding vision and driving.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Health and community

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance


Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications close
30 September 2019

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a 3-year full-time scholarship with a stipend of AU$28,092 per annum (2020 rate, indexed annually).

International students will also receive a tuition fee sponsorship and single overseas student health cover (OSHC).

How to apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  1. Expression Of Interest (EOI) - Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter, including a statement of research interests and career goals to Professor Joanne Wood

If your EOI is accepted you will then need to apply for admission to QUT at

What happens next?

This scholarship will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact Professor Joanne Wood

About the scholarship

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to complete a PhD in the area of Vision and Night Driving. This research forms part of a larger Australian Research Council Discovery project, awarded to Professor Joanne Wood, that aims to:

  • characterise the visual challenges of the modern night driving environment
  • explore novel visual tests relevant to night-time driving
  • assess how these tests relate to night driving performance.

This PhD offers the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team from vision, psychology and lighting, with primary supervision being within the Vision and Everyday Function laboratory at QUT within the School of Optometry and Vision Science. The school recently received a ranking of 4 (above world standard) in the Excellence in Research for Australia evaluations. Our laboratory uses a range of research approaches including visual psychophysics, photometry and on-road luminance mapping, eye-tracking, and on road driving performance.

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