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sport and exercise PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  The influence of obesity, exercise and diet on age-related skeletal muscle deterioration
  Dr L Breen, Dr YL Lai
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and is increasing in prevalence at an alarming rate. On a relative basis, obesity incidence is highest in middle-aged and older adults, which is concerning when one considers the current demographic shift to an ageing population.
  Neurophysiological predictors of response to exercise in people with low back pain
  Dr A Gallina, Prof D Falla
Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

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PhD Type

Globally, low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of ‘years lived with disability’ and is a massive health problem worldwide. Exercise is the most effective form of treatment for the management of LBP, yet it still delivers only small to moderate treatment effects which are rarely long-lasting.
  Health PhD

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Overview. As a PhD student in the Department for Health at Bath you will have the opportunity to undertake original, in-depth research under expert supervision working in one of the top rated research Universities in the UK.
  BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership 2020 - Extracellular Vesicles
  Dr M Whitham
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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PhD Type

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are emerging as significant mediators of inter-tissue communication by proteins, miRNAs, lipid and metabolites in pathological contexts such as cancer, metabolic and neurological disease, but also in physiological contexts such as exercise.
  Understanding the role of immune checkpoints in the regulation of T-cell migration
  Dr A Wadley
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Background. A healthy immune system can recognise and respond to foreign bodies such as bacteria/ viruses and damaged cells/ tissues, through a complex network of mechanisms that allow the migration of immune cells, such as T-cell lymphocytes between blood and tissues.
  A population-based computational modelling framework for prognosis of osteoporosis (SL5UF2019)
  Dr S Li
Applications accepted all year round

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Localised loss of bone at sites of structural importance can increase risk of osteoporotic fracture, whilst changes in the bone underlying articular cartilage (subchondral bone) such as bone marrow lesions precede osteoarthritic change.
  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.
  Optimising the benefits of strength training for endurance runners
  Dr R Blagrove
Application Deadline: 4 September 2020

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Strength training appears to be an effective stimulus for enhancing running economy and performance in endurance runners of varying levels of ability.
  Effectiveness of novel workplace-based exercise interventions for improving general health and well-being
  Dr N Vollaard, Dr G Ryde
Applications accepted all year round

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Public health guidelines recommend that people should take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week to improve health.
  Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships 2020

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Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP studentship.
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