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University of Birmingham, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Projects

We have 17 University of Birmingham, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Projects

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  (Re)imagining Inclusive Physical Education Pedagogy: teachers and pupils’ perspectives
  Dr K Makopoulou
Applications accepted all year round

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With a diverse pupil population, inclusive education has become an important aspect of educational policies internationally (UNESCO, 2017).
  Being a good sportsman: Consequences of prosocial and antisocial sport behaviour
  Dr M Kavussanu, Prof C Ring
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.
  Digital Technologies and teacher/coach continuous professional development (CPD) in physical activity education
  Dr V Goodyear
Applications accepted all year round

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Through social media, and advances to virtual and augmented reality, digital technologies have evolved into interactive spaces where people connect, collaborate, and share information with the communities they create and participate in.
  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.
  Institutional culture and professional development in sport
  Dr M Griffiths
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.
  Neural mechanisms underlying pain interference with motor learning in the human spinal cord
  Prof D Falla, Dr A Khatibi
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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The project involves simultaneous imaging of the brain and spinal cord using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Humans. The successful applicant will conduct a project evaluating changes in the connectivity between the brain and the spinal cord following the acquisition of new motor skills during the experience of pain.
  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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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.
  Peer led storytelling intervention for individuals with cancer
  Dr A Soundy
Applications accepted all year round

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The most recent developments in my research is the establishment and benefits of story telling for people with cancer. We have developed an intervention training package for health care professionals that needs testing.
  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.
  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.
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