CA & ANZMUSC Master of Research Scholarship


ANZMUSC is pleased to announce the development of a Master of Research scholarship thanks to the generous support of Chiropractic Australia and COCA Research Pty Ltd. This joint initiative will enable a student with a background in chiropractic or osteopathy to work on a project led by an ANZMUSC member. The project could be one of six pre-approved projects or an additional project led by an ANZMUSC member that is approved by ANZMUSC/COCA.


We have 6 projects available for students to consider:


  1. Implementation in emergency departments of the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) model of care for acute low back pain (Professor Chris Maher, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW)
  2. A prospective trial assessing the management of humerus shaft fractures in adults (Professor Lucian Bogdan Solomon, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA)
  3. HELP – A Healthy lifestyle program for patients with chronic low back pain (Dr Christopher Williams & Dr Steven Kamper, NSW)
  4. Effectiveness of multimodal management of chronic low back pain and mild leg length discrepancy using chiropractic care and heel lifts compared to usual chiropractic care: optimisation of methods and a randomised controlled trial (Dr Michael Azari, RMIT University, VIC)
  5. Could the dorsal root ganglia be associated with chronic whiplash symptoms? (Dr Diana Perriman, Australia National University, ACT)
  6. Vitamin D and Balance in Elderly Fallers (The ViDaBE Study) (Professor Gustavo Duque, Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science, VIC)


Other projects being led an an ANZMUSC member may also be considered if they gain approval prior to the scholarship application submission. For additional projects, Supervisors must complete a project application. The potential project will then be considered by ANZMUSC and CA and a decision on whether or not the project is suitable will be given within 5 working days.

Potential students are encouraged to discuss the project with the relevant supervisor and complete the Master of Research scholarship application form. The supervisor will need to complete the Supervisor report.

One MRes Scholarship will be awarded to commence in 2017.

NB Only applications for pre-approved projects will be considered.


The MRes scholarship applications have closed