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  Study of the osmopressor response in human volunteers with and without hypertension
  Dr M Carew, Dr H Moir
Applications accepted all year round
The osmopressor response refers to the increase in blood pressure and associated change in heart rate that occurs in some people after ingestion of water (1).
  The impact of music therapy on the physiological and psychological stress of being a carer for a partner with dementia.
  Prof H Odell-Miller, Dr E Lee, Dr A Street, Dr M Bristow
Application Deadline: 3 March 2019
Research Area. Music therapy. The incidence of dementia is increasing as our society ages. This has led to an increase in ‘informal’ caring, where partners provide the majority of the care for their loved one with dementia.
  Pedestrian-structure dynamic interaction on wobbly bridges – PhD (Funded)
  Prof S Zivanovic
Application Deadline: 17 February 2019
Location. Engineering, Streatham Campus, Exeter. The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence on 23 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Sport and Exercise Sciences: College of Engineering Centenary Scholarship: Head impact telemetry and big data in managing athlete wellbeing in Rugby Union
  Dr E Williams
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Subject areas. Sport and Exercise Sciences. Start date. October 2019. Project description. Rugby Union is a collision sport with a concerning injury rate.
  Force platform assessment of vertical jumping: application to monitoring professional team sport athletes
  Dr P Comfort, Dr J McMahon, Dr P Jones
Applications accepted all year round
Vertical jumping (namely squat, countermovement, and drop vertical jumping) is widely used as a method for monitoring athletes’ neuromuscular function in a range of professional team sports.
  Motivation and Health Behaviours: to explore why health goal failures occur despite the presence of motivation
  Dr IM Taylor
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
  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
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.
  The Science of Sports Training c.1800-1940: examining the scientific and health content of training regimes in sport through the ‘long nineteenth century’
  Dr V Heggie
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a 3-year self-funded* PhD Studentship starting as soon as possible. The history of sports medicine and exercise physiology are significantly understudied topics from the HSTM perspective.
  Impact performance of sports balls – evaluation and simulation - Ref: SM2UF2018
  Dr S Mitchell, Dr A Harland, Dr P Sherratt
Applications accepted all year round
Many sports rely on the consistent performance of a variety of different balls undergoing repeated impacts. The design of these balls, and our understanding of the implications for the objects the interact with (e.g.
  Smartwatches and Activity Trackers – Technology Assessment and Data Science
  Dr S Woolley
Applications accepted all year round
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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