A PhD scholarship is available to work on a joint project focusing on the associations between visual function and cognitive function. The Scholarship is attached to the ARC Funded Resilient Minds (ReMind) Project. The larger ReMind project investigates the correlates of cognitive resilience across the adult age-span. Within this project is a biomarker substudy that includes assessment of the cornea and visual function, as well as brain imaging and blood biomarker analysis.  The PhD project will focus on the visual-brain or visual cognition elements of the biomarker substudy. It will be jointly supervised by Professor Kaarin Anstey and A/Prof Maria Markoulli. The student will join a larger team of postdoctoral fellows and students working on the ReMind study which is funded by Professor Anstey’s ARC Laureate Fellowship.

Applications are sought from students with first class honours in psychology, optometry, vision science, medicine or equivalent. 


  • $35,000 per annum, 3.5 years

Eligibility Criteria

  • Domestic candidates 
  • PhD only

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and academic transcript to ani.johnston@unsw.edu.au.  Applications close 5 Sept 23.

School / Research Area: Psychology, Optometry and Vision Science

Director, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Kaarin Anstey
Director, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute
Associate Professor & Director of Learning and Teaching Maria Markoulli
Associate Professor & Director of Learning and Teaching