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					NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY
 & POPULATION HEALTH



LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF RSI
    phD ScholarShip
                                           •   Do you have strong quantitative research skills?

                                            • are you seeking further epidemiological and statistics
                                              training?

                                            • Do you ever wonder what happens to people with rSi?

                                            • are you interested in a public health career?
The National centre for Epidemiology and population health (NcEph) is an interdisciplinary centre at aNU. Students at NcEph
undertake research on a variety of important social, health and disease issues related to population health. They also have the
opportunity to participate in multi-disciplinary groups and large research projects that may involve extensive national and
international collaboration.
a scholarship is available to analyse a large data set based on a 20-year follow-up of a group of women office workers, many of
whom developed work-related neck and upper limb disorders between 1980 and 1984. The data cover general health, neck and
upper body disorders, well-being, social environment and a broad range of demographic and general questions.
in the early 1980s australia experienced an epidemic of office-work-related neck and upper limb disorders, known as repetition
strain injuries or rSi. This was associated with the introduction of computers into offices. The evidence suggests that changes in
work organisation more than ergonomic factors or personal attributes were the causes. Many of those affected developed severe
problems, left work on disability grounds and also found their home and recreational life severely impacted. The ground-breaking
study to be analysed is the only long-term follow-up of women with this disorder nationally or internationally.


FURTHER INFORMATION
professor Gabriele Bammer                                           T: +61 2 6125 0716
                                                                    E: Gabriele.Bammer@anu.edu.au
Student officer                                                     T: +61 2 6125 2790
National centre for Epidemiology and population health              F: +61 2 6125 0740
aNU college of Medicine and health Sciences                         E: NcEph.Student.office@anu.edu.au
The australian National University                                  W: http://nceph.anu.edu.au
canberra acT 0200                                                   cricoS provider # 00120c


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