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  Development of a new muscle mechanics model– viscoelasticity and residual force enhancement in human leg muscles during eccentric contraction
  Dr S-H Yeo
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to build a new model of muscle contraction called the “winding filament” model.
  Are skill tests useful in Golf?
  Dr M W Bridge
Applications accepted all year round

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Skills tests are commonly used by golf coaches as a supposed means to assess improvement and performance in their players. Such tests may involve the use of ball tracking equipment e.g.
  Optimised Sports Footwear Design Characteristics for Maintenance of Healthy Activity in Older Adult Populations. Sport & Health Science, PhD Studentship (Funded)
  Dr S Dixon
Application Deadline: 19 May 2019

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The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the QUEX Institute.
  Embodied learning: How motor difficulties constrain learning during parent-child interaction in infants/toddlers with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr D D'Souza, Dr H D'Souza, Dr J Lambie
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Dean D’Souza ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Hana D’Souza - (Cambridge University), Dr John Lambie ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University).
  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.
  Development and Evaluation of an Injury Reduction Programme in Yorkshire Schools
  Dr S Emmonds
Application Deadline: 27 May 2019

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Youth sport involvement has numerous benefits, whilst there is also the risk of injury. The increased participation and training may increase numbers of sports injuries, if risk factors are not identified and mitigated.
  Resistant Hypertension – pathological insights from cardiac microvascular perfusion and mechanics.
  Dr D Oxborough, Prof K George, Prof GYH Lip
Applications accepted all year round

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Hypertension commonly predisposes to many cardiovascular complications, including atrial fibrillation, heart failure and stroke. Importantly the heart is responsible for blood pressure yet suffers the consequences of uncontrolled hypertension.
  PhD Studentship – Improving sports participation in adults living with hearing loss
  Dr D Maidment
Application Deadline: 7 June 2019

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Application details. Reference number. SSEHS/DM. Start date of studentship. 1st October 2019. Closing date of advert. 7th June 2019.
  MSc BY RESEARCH PROJECT: ’Cortical-midbrain interactions and their contribution to pain chronification in rodents’
  Dr B Lumb, Dr Robert Drake
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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The Group. This Masters by Research (MSc) is entirely laboratory based giving you the best possible experience of life as a researcher as well sufficient time to develop skills and techniques.
  Using canine models of obesity to discover the mechanisms by which genes influence obesity.
  Dr E Raffan, Dr D Sargan
Applications accepted all year round

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We are interested in discovering the mechanisms by which genes influence obesity. The dog is an excellent model organism for human comparative analyses.
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