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Invictus Pathways Scholarship

Friday 14 July, 2017


The Repat Foundation – The Road Home is proud to announce, through its new Invictus Pathways Program, the support of an Australian-first three year Invictus PhD scholarship in collaboration with the University of South Australia.

During the three year scholarship a student will have the opportunity to investigate the effects that participation in the Invictus Games has on both current Australian Defence Force and returned service personnel.

The Invictus Games were developed to harness the power of sport to help wounded, injured and ill service personnel physically, psychologically and socially by inspiring recovery, supporting rehabilitation, and generating a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

This project will explore the effect of participation in the Invictus Games Program for these personnel and aims to:

  1. Understand the health issues facing returned service personnel and their rehabilitation needs
  2. Understand the experiences of the participants and their perceptions of the effect of involvement in the Games
  3. Conduct a prospective study to evaluate the impact of training for, and participating in, the Games on the psychological, social and physical health and rehabilitation from the service personnel and his/her support network’s perspective.

Applications are now open for domestic students who are currently undertaking a research degree in the field of health sciences or psychology to apply for the scholarship.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to attend the Invictus Games to view firsthand the experience and impact on our servicemen, women and our veterans.

If you would like to know more about the Scholarship and how to apply, please contact Ms Deborah Williams on (08) 8302 2887 or email deborah.williams@unisa.edu.au or you can visit the Uni SA website: http://www.unisa.edu.au/Research/Research-degrees/Scholarships/The-Road-Home-Invictus-Pathways-Scholarship/.


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