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  The Effects of a Mindfulness and Rational-Emotive Behaviour Coaching intervention in Promoting Resilience and Organisational Wellbeing
  Prof C Haslam
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, accounting for 70-million sick days each year (HSE, 2019). It is also an important feature in presenteeism, contributing to a loss in productivity and efficiency.
  The impact of health and fitness social media on physical activity and body image in adolescents
  Dr C Kerner
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 50% of young people engage with health and fitness content on social media (Crane et al., 2015). Young people’s engagement with health-related social media has been shown to impact their health-related knowledge and behaviours, such as physical activity, diet and mental health (Goodyear and Quennerstedt, 2019).
  The use of green tea strategies combined with exercise training to promote enhanced fat oxidation and cardio-metabolic health: part 1
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Functional activity of upper extremities to improve trunk function after spinal cord injury
  Dr S Chiou, Prof D Falla
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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This project aims to study efficacy of combined arm cycling and standard exercise in improving trunk function in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).
  Young People, Social Media and Physical Activity Education
  Dr V Goodyear
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction, Aims and Research Questions. The idea that social media has an effect on young people’s health is compelling (Orben & Przybylski, 2019).
  Exercise and cognitive health
  Dr B Brown, Prof K Erickson, Assoc Prof J Peiffer
Application Deadline: 3 April 2020

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The prevalence of dementia is expected to soar in the coming decades. Delaying dementia onset by 5 years could potentially halve incidence and have a substantial economic impact.
  Exploring esports as a pedagogical tool for young people’s identity, culture and wellbeing development
  Dr C Kerner, Dr R Hings
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing concern over the impact that young people’s engagement with digital technologies has on their well-being. The discussions surrounding young people’s uses of digital technologies are overwhelming underpinned by a dialogue associated with risk and negative consequences.
  (Re)imagining Inclusive Physical Education Pedagogy: teachers and pupils’ perspectives
  Dr K Makopoulou
Applications accepted all year round

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With a diverse pupil population, inclusive education has become an important aspect of educational policies internationally (UNESCO, 2017).
  Computerised assessment of visuo-spatial neglect following stroke
  Dr D Punt
Applications accepted all year round

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Following a stroke, it is common for people to have problems with spatial awareness (also referred to as ’visuo-spatial neglect’, or just ‘neglect’).
  Digital Technologies and teacher/coach continuous professional development (CPD) in physical activity education
  Dr V Goodyear
Applications accepted all year round

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Through social media, and advances to virtual and augmented reality, digital technologies have evolved into interactive spaces where people connect, collaborate, and share information with the communities they create and participate in.
  Effect of practice structure on skill learning, retention and transfer in sport
  Dr M W Bridge
Applications accepted all year round

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This project can be offered either on a full-time or a part-time basis. Please email the prospective supervisor for more details.
  Peer led storytelling intervention for individuals with cancer
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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The most recent developments in my research is the establishment and benefits of story telling for people with cancer. We have developed an intervention training package for health care professionals that needs testing.
  The use and value of the comic illness narrative for patients with chronic and palliative illness
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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I would like to offer a PhD with a focus on the use and value of comedy in illness and rehabilitation. I will support a student. Identify a population of interest.
  Understanding the experience of burnout within cancer therapists
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will look to undertake. The PhD will include the following elements; (1) an integrative review of past interventions for health care professionals who have suffered burnout.
  Combined Effects of Acute Exercise and Sleep Restriction on Cognition
  Dr T. Dang-Vu
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD position in the Sleep, Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab (SCNLab) at Concordia University, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology.
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