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Sports, Recreation & Leisure Studies PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Newcastle

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  Developing the DANU Analytics Platform for Sports Performance (Ref: RDFC20/HLS/SER/BARRY)
  Dr S Stuart
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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Gait is a common behaviour undertaken by humans within a variety of contexts and environments. Gait is also a biomarker for health and can predict injuries or illness progression.
  Mechanisms underpinning competition: The science behind winning (Ref: SF20/SER/HETTINGA2)
  Prof F Hettinga
Applications accepted all year round

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Sport is an ideal scenario to explore psychological as well as (neuro) physiological mechanisms underpinning competition. In middle distance and endurance sports such as athletics, rowing, cycling or speed skating, an athlete’s pacing strategy is widely recognized as an essential determinant for performance.
  Ready, Set, Go: Promoting and preserving health and wellbeing in children and adolescents (Ref: SF20/SER/HETTINGA1)
  Prof F Hettinga
Applications accepted all year round

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As part of our Child and Adolescent Research Exchange (CARE) initiative, we offer an extensive range of research opportunities in the field of sports, exercise and health.
  Reducing running related injury risk factors in middle-aged runners (Ref: SF20/SER/HAYES2)
  Dr P Hayes
Applications accepted all year round

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Running popularity has increased in recent years with events such as The Parkrun, a weekly 5-km run, attracting approximately 105,000 participants nationally per week.
  Physiological responses to matched quantities of cycling and running (Ref: SF20/SER/HAYES1)
  Dr P Hayes
Applications accepted all year round

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The vast majority of training studies, on clinical, untrained and trained participants, are conducted using either running or cycling as the mode of exercise.
  International Sport Events and Climate Change: an investigation of bidirectional relationships (Ref: SF20/SER/BATUEV)
  Dr M Batuev
Applications accepted all year round

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As Greta Thunberg and various environmental groups have recently put more pressure on governments to address the global warming issue, international sport event organizers seems to pay little attention to the issue.
  Exploring nutritional strategies to optimise performance in Academy footballers (Ref: SF20/SER/BRIGGS)
  Dr M Briggs
Applications accepted all year round

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The demands of Academy football match-play include a requirement to cover distances of ~7-11 km (Goto et al., 2015), perform explosive bouts of skill-based work (Stolen et al., 2005) and run at high intensities (>3.0 m s−2) for up to 375 ± 120 m per half (Russell et al., 2015), whilst eliciting mean whole-match intensities of 70-80% V̇O2max (Bangsbo, 2010).
  Sport volunteering across the life course: how is volunteering in sport developed and sustained? (Ref: SF20/SER/FINDLAYKING)
  Dr L Findlay-King
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this studentship will be to examine sport volunteering across the life course and consider how volunteering and motivation at different times can be best explained.
  The role of Forest School in mental health and wellbeing: a longitudinal study (Ref: SF20/SER/ALLIN)
  Dr L Allin
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this studentship will be to examine how nature based programmes, such as Forest School, can impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and/or adults.
  Managing Elite Sport at the Provincial Level in China: Interorganisational Relationships and Strategic Planning (Ref: SF20/SER/ZHENG)
  Dr J Zheng
Applications accepted all year round

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Existing elite sport management literature is devoid of a focus on provincial/territorial-level organisations’ approaches to elite sport development, despite provincial-level sport organisations’ notable contributions to the delivery of elite sport success in many countries (e.g., Russia, China, Japan and Australia).
  It’s not what you see, but what it means to you: Changing perceptions of the environment to impact sedentary behaviour in children (ref: SF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling
Applications accepted all year round

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In the UK, 3 in 5 children are insufficiently physically active, spending on average 6 hours a day engaging in sedentary activities.
  Narrative therapy, a potential intervention for student-athlete hazardous drinking (ref: SF20/SER/PARTINGTON)
  Dr E Partington
Applications accepted all year round

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Hazardous alcohol consumption is the most prevalent public health concern on university campuses in the UK and Ireland. Student-athletes have been identified as being particularly at risk for hazardous drinking and, importantly, also highly resistant to current alcohol interventions.
  Towards an understanding of perceptual-cognitive expertise in sport coaching (ref: SF20/SER/HENDRY)
  Dr D Hendry
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the hallmarks of expert sport coaches is their ability to recognize patterns of play, anticipate game action sequences and make the necessary adjustments to provide their team with an advantage.
  Pain responses in athletic populations (Ref: SF20/SER/THORNTON)
  Dr C Thornton
Applications accepted all year round

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Athletes are able to tolerate more pain than non-athletes. Furthermore, those who are routinely exposed to pain during sport (e.g.
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