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.
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.
If you walk along any golf range in the world you will undoubtedly see many golfers carrying out what might be termed repetitive 'ball bashing'; which seems to be the default mode of practice for the vast majority of golfers.