PhD Top-Up Scholarship Using RTMS to Better Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Monash University

PhD Top-Up Scholarship: Using RTMS to Better Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


The Opportunity

Announcing an opportunity for a PhD student to work with individuals on severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which is a devastating mental illness that is notoriously difficult to treat. OCD is associated with changes in brain activity specific neurocircuits. rTMS is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that can safely modulate brain activity in targeted neurocircuits. rTMS can be a highly effective treatment for depression, but its potential to help people with OCD is less known.


This exciting clinically focused PhD will focus on novel applications of rTMS to treat OCD. It will investigate the impact of rTMS on both OCD symptom severity and underlying cognitive-motivational processes. The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof Murat Yücel and Dr Rebecca Segrave. They will join a world-leading research group with expertise in neuroimaging, psychopathology, and brain stimulation, and have the oppourtunity to develop skills in each of these areas.


A scholarship top-up opportunity of $6,000 per year, for three years, will be available for outstanding candidates who have met the academic requirements and have been successful at a competitive scholarship.


Please include:

• a cover letter with a brief outline (1 page) of your interests and suitability for the research

• a curriculum vitae including academic transcript(s) and any published works

• names and contact details of 2 academic referees.



Dr Rebecca Segrave



Tel: 03 9905 0110

Closing Date

Sunday 31 December 2017, 11.55pm AEST

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