The AusCP-CTN CRE aims to foster and develop current and future leaders in cerebral palsy research and clinical practice. Our vision for the future workforce for children with Cerebral Palsy is national capacity building comprising individuals (Medical/Allied health) with expertise in more than one key area of research and/or training (basic science/neuroscience, epidemiology, clinical/health services initiatives, and translation/implementation). The interdisciplinary nature and depth of research across broad research areas will enable clinical training across multiple disciplines including: Medical, Newborn Medicine, Paediatrics, Neurology, Neurogenetics, Orthopaedics; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Biomechanics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Knowledge Translation. 

Workshops and training courses

We will facilitate the delivery of workshops and training courses including:

  • Systematic Review and meta-analyses
  • A range of paediatric neurological assessment methodologies, including Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE), Hand Assessments for Infants (HAI), and General Movements (GMs) assessment by internationally accredited trainers (AI A/Prof. Andrea Guzzetta). 
  • Semi-quantitative MRI scoring
  • NIH-style grant writing course

If you would like to participate or be notified when our next training course is available, please submit your interest below and we'll be in touch.

Expression of Interest



PhD Opportunities 

The AusCP-CTN will be recruiting new enthusiastic PhD students for various projects. Our PhD students can look forward to high quality support and mentorship through the following initiatives:

  • students will be allocated a primary and secondary mentor within the CRE relevant to their area of interest
  • students can participate in an annual leadership training program developed by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • reverse internships may be offered to students to give exprience in international clinical/research environments
For more information, please email us at:




Training courses

Training and education dates for 2019 (click the link for further information):

Student funding and scholarships

AusCP-CTN PhD Top-Up Scholarships 2018

Through mentorship and direct training opportunities, the AusCP-CTN aims to grow the next generation of highly skilled clinical research workforce. AusCP-CTN will be awarding a number of top-up scholarships of $5,000 p.a. to support PhD students who are currently pursuing research relevant to cerebral palsy.


Students interested in undertaking a PhD within the CRE should indicate their interest by emailing the CRE manager.

Students will be enrolled through their local university and would be expected to apply for competitive living stipends.

Find out more about current UQ scholarships


Register your interest

Expressions of interest

Researchers and clinicians interested in training opportunities facilitated by the CRE may contact

Students interested in undertaking postgraduate studies through the CRE may contact