Research

PhD Study of the mechanism/s of biological effects of low-power radiofrequency emissions

This project is part of RMIT University node under the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR), which is a Centre of Excellence funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia since 2005. ACEBR’s remit is, among other things, to conduct cutting-edge research into potential health effects associated with exposure to the radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by telecommunications devices, such as 5G. The ACEBR board is comprised of senior Australian academics with expertise ranging from mechanisms (e.g., how does RF-EMF affect the body), to experimental animal research (e.g., does RF-EMF cause pathology in mice) and experimental human research (e.g., does RF-EMF cause symptoms in those who report being ‘electro-hypersensitive’). Importantly, the ACEBR board has substantial experience addressing this issue in terms of both national and international science evaluation, including roles within the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This project aims to explore the mechanisms by which radiofrequency emissions could affect basic biological structures and processes, through both theoretical modelling and in vitro research and determine whether the effect of low-power radiofrequency emissions on the human electroencephalogram is thermally mediated.

Value and duration: The scholarship is valued at A$27,000 per annum for 3 years.

Eligibility: To be considered for scholarship you must:

Meet RMIT’s entry requirements for the Research Programs.

How to apply and further information. Please send a 1 page letter of motivation with a copy of your CV to Prof. Elena Ivanova, [email protected].