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Medical / Clinical Science (sport and exercise) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  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.
  Markers of Expertise in Sport and Physical Activity: Triangulated Approaches
  Dr D Broadbent, Dr D Bishop, Dr A Cocks, Dr A Nowicky
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to adopt a mixed methods approach to determine the various factors – innate, learnt, and environmental – that ultimately contribute to skill acquisition and/or expertise within a specified domain.
  Health PhD

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Overview. As a PhD student in the Department for Health at Bath you will have hte opportunity to undertake original, in-depth research under expert supervision working in one of the top rated research Universities in the UK.
  Analysis and Prevention of Spinal Injuries in Horse Racing
  Dr D Cazzola, Prof K Stokes
Application Deadline: 8 December 2019

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SUMMARY OF PROJECT. The Analysis and Prevention of Spinal Injuries in Horse Racing is 3-year research programme in collaboration with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the British Racing School (BRS).
  Sex differences of ultra-endurance running: Profiling of female ultra-runners
  Dr H Moir
Applications accepted all year round

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Ultra-endurance running has become increasingly popular, both in amateur and recreational athletes, with an exponential increase in the number of ultra-marathon finishers between 1998 and 2011 (Cejka et al., 2013; Hoffman & Krishnan 2013;).
  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.
  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.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
  The integration of visually-guided interception with balance
  Dr R Reynolds, Dr S-H Yeo
Applications accepted all year round

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Control of fast interceptive movements is the highlight of human sensorimotor behaviour, whose flexibility and adaptability far surpasses that of any existing robot.
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