PhD Top-Up Scholarship For The Neurosciences of Lifestyle Interventions in Physical Exercise and Mindfulness Meditation Monash University

PhD Top-Up Scholarship: The Neurosciences of Lifestyle Interventions: Physical Exercise and Mindfulness Meditation


The Opportunity


Announcing an opportunity for a PhD student to work with individuals on The Neurosciences of Lifestyle Interventions: Physical Exercise and Mindfulness Meditation. The positive impact of modifiable lifestyle factors such as aerobic exercise and mindfulness meditation on mental health are well documented. However, an understanding of their neurobiological mechanisms and therapeutic potential for mental illnesses beyond mood disorders is lacking. We have embarked on an exciting new program of neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience research to discover how exercise and meditation can improve brain and mental health, and their therapeutic potential for addictions and obsessive compulsive disorder.


This PhD is an exciting opportunity to conduct a series of novel studies into the neurophysiological, cognitive and clinical impacts of exercise and mindfulness meditation. The successful candidate will be supervised by Professor Murat Yücel and Dr Rebecca Segrave. They will join a worldleading research group with expertise in neuroimaging, development of novel cognitive testing tools, and running innovative clinical trials and will have the opportunity 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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