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  The impact of strength-and-conditioning exercise programmes on body image
  Prof V Swami
Application Deadline: 28 October 2019

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PhD Studentship (Fee waiver and Bursary). School of Psychology and Sport Science. Cambridge Campus. Fixed term contract for 3 years, commencing 16th January 2020.
  Enhancing the application and utility of microtechnology for training and monitoring in Rugby League
  Prof BJ Jones, Dr D Weaving
Application Deadline: 3 November 2019

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Leeds Rhinos Rugby League sponsored Research Bursaries in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University. Full-time Sponsored Postgraduate Research Student Bursaries start date – February 2020.
  Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: The effect of dietary supplementation on cardio-metabolic response and human performance during thermal challenge
  Dr M Waldron
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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This scholarship is funded by Swansea University’s College of Engineering. Start date. January 2020. Subject areas. Exercise physiology, thermal physiology.
  The gendered experience of body image in physical activity spaces
  Dr C Kerner, Dr L Hills, Dr A John
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a growing concern over young people’s body image and the detrimental impact that a negative body image can have on well-being, including physical activity participation.
  Wearable Technology at the Foot-Ground Level: Implications for Athlete Training Load Monitoring
  Dr M Beato, Dr S McErlain-Naylor
Application Deadline: 1 April 2020

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Back-mounted GPS and tri-axial accelerometer systems are currently used to monitor training load in applied sports science settings for the purposes of optimising training intensities and subsequent recovery, as well as for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
  Key determinants of success for career progression in Rugby League
  Prof BJ Jones, Dr K Till
Application Deadline: 3 November 2019

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Leeds Rhinos Rugby League sponsored Research Bursaries in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University. Full-time Sponsored Postgraduate Research Student Bursaries start date – February 2020.
  Understanding the role of technique in skeleton push-start performance
  Dr S Colyer, Dr E Preatoni
Application Deadline: 21 November 2019

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SUMMARY OF PROJECT. Skeleton is a Winter Olympic sliding sport where athletes initiate a run by sprinting with a bent over posture whilst pushing a sled for ~20-30 m before ‘loading’ and adopting a prone driving position.
  Developing a clinical tool to quantitatively assess and monitor upper limb and shoulder function in clinical and home settings
  Dr A Shaheen
Applications accepted all year round

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Upper limb and shoulder disorders are poorly defined, diagnosed and rehabilitated. Current management of these disorders is focussed on the prescription of physiotherapeutic treatments, yet the efficacy of such treatments is not well established and the prognosis of patients with shoulder disorders is very poor.
  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round

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Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
  Wearable Health Technology Evaluation and Data Science
  Dr S Woolley
Applications accepted all year round

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Wearable technology and data science are active and important areas of research. In particular, there is growing interest in the use of wearables for positive outcomes in health and well-being applications.
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