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  Exploring the application of nutritional mindfulness to exercise performance
  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.
  Psychosocial factors influencing use of performance enhancing drugs in sport and exercise
  Dr I D Boardley
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.
  Sport and Exercise Science: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: The influence of dietary patterns on in vivo skeletal muscle and vascular characteristics across adult ages
  Dr S Heffernan
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. Nutrition, Muscle Physiology, Vascular Physiology.
  Good governance? National governing bodies of sport and the UK sport governance code
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr M Dowling, Dr A Stodter, Dr J Roberts
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.
  Evaluating the effects of commercial exercise programmes and combined dietary strategies on cardio-metabolic risk
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith, Dr J Johnstone
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.
  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.
  International Rugby Health and Wellbeing Project: Epidemiology of Long-term Musculoskeletal and Quality of Life Outcomes #NDORMS 2020/8
  Prof Nigel Arden, Dr N Panagodage Perera, Dr M Radojcic
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Supervisors. Prof. Nigel Arden (https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/team/nigel-arden),. Dr. Nirmala Panagodage Perera (https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/team/nirmala-perera),.
  From Henley to the Thames: institutional entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and the Oxford-Cambridge University women’s boat race
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr M Dowling, Dr A Stodter, Dr J Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

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.
  Gastrointestinal modulation using omega-3 and probiotic strategies and its effect on cardio-metabolic health in obese and non-obese populations
  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.
  What place for PE? The meaning of Physical Education within school children’s lives
  Dr J Stirrup
Applications accepted all year round

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Within the UK there has been increased government focus on issues of health, particularly in relation to children. In line with this, schools have increasingly been looked to as vehicles through which to address public health outcomes.
  Finding 30 minutes in the marathon: a systematic approach to training design for the non-elite competitive marathon runner
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr D Gordon, Dr J Roberts, Dr M Ferrandino
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.
  The relationship between cardiovascular risk, sympathetic nerve activity and physical activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients
  Dr VS Sprung, Dr D Low, Dr C Taylor
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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An internally funded PhD Studentship is available within Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). This is a joint project between the world leading departments of Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Aintree University Hospital and Western Sydney University.
  Ontology-based system for human movement experts
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr C Luca, Dr F Cavallerio, Ms K McDonald
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group and. 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).
  A Structured Health Intervention For Truckers - The SHIFT Study
  Dr S Clemes, Dr J King
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference. SSEHS/SAC. UK/EU Fee band. TBC. International Fee band. £21,100. Full Time Duration. 3 years. Part Time Duration. 6 years.
  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).
  Pragmatic, positive and innovative approaches to tackle doping in amateur-, fitness- and sport to elite competitive sport
  Prof A Petroczi
Applications accepted all year round

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The recent scandals in sport (e.g., the Lance Armstrong case, systematic doping in Russia, cover ups in IAAF) have questioned the legitimacy of the current anti-doping approach - and drawn attention to the multiple issues that warrant attention.
  Personalised rehabilitation for musculoskeletal and spinal pain
  Dr A Rushton, Prof D Falla, Dr N Heneghan
Applications accepted all year round

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Our PhD students are an active part of our Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine). CPR Spine was established at the University of Birmingham in 2016 following a ~£1M investment awarded to Professor Falla and Dr Rushton.
  The effects of mechanical and electrical stimulation on the maturity of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Skeletal muscle undergoes hypertrophy in response to exercise and mechanical loading, however although this response is well studied and established, the molecular sensors and signaling pathways which produce this response are not fully elucidated.
  Using a novel 3D co-culture model to define metabolic flux maps of different cancer cell types in response to physical activity
  Dr M Morris, Dr A Islam, Prof M.P. Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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During exercise, and in the presence of sufficient oxygen, glucose is metabolised by muscle cells to produce pyruvate, a metabolic intermediate which is fed into the Kreb’s cycle in the mitochondria to produce large amounts of energy.
  Psychological, Physiological, and Behavioural Responses to Stress
  Dr S Williams
Applications accepted all year round

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By its very nature, sport and physical activity can be very stressful. How an individual responds to these demands, and whether they appraise this stress as challenging or threatening can influence whether they excel or fall to pieces in such situations.
  A multi-tissue in vitro model of osteoarthritis
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr D Player
Applications accepted all year round

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disorder which is predominantly found in elderly individuals (Lee et al., 2013), but has recently been linked to sports participation at high levels (Vannini et al., 2016).
  Remote sensing and advanced spectral analysis for coaching and rehabilitation
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
  Towards a Tissue Engineered Model of a Joint on a Chip
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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This research project aims to develop a multi-tissue platform that integrates many of the structural tissue components of a musculoskeletal joint; bone, tendon, muscle, cartilage and ligament.
  Vascularisation of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue engineering strategies have created a large number of functional tissues constructed from cells and matrix components over the past two decades.
  The organisation and management of university sport in China
  Dr S Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Sport plays a significant role in students’ life, generating not only positive physical health impact and mental health impact, but also creating a number of social values, e.g.
  Enjoyable interventions to improve inflammatory status, glycaemic control and energy balance – metabolic and affective responses to body temperature elevations
  Dr CA Leicht, Dr L James
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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The aim of this PhD project is to assess the use of increasing body temperature to benefit health - the overarching aim is to inform health interventions based on thermal therapy.
  MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Relating skeletal muscle oxygenation dynamics to exercise intolerance mechanisms in heart failure: patient-specific interpretation of near infrared spectroscopy measurements
  Dr A.P. Benson, Dr C Ferguson, Prof S Egginton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome, the principal symptom of which is profound exercise intolerance (an inability to perform even day-to-day activities), the severity of which relates to disease severity.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Psychological interventions for physical recovery from acute exercise induced fatigue.
  Dr D Shearer
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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Here is an exciting opportunity to study a method which could lead to entirely new approaches in sport psychology and sport science.
  Smart sensors and spectral techniques in human movement science
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
  Sonification and smart sensors for healthy ageing
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

Funding Type

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
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