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Physiology & Sports Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  The impact of transcultural migration on body image and disordered eating
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Prof V Swami
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  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).
  Finding 30 minutes in the marathon: a systematic approach to training design for the non-elite competitive marathon runner
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr D Gordon, Dr J Roberts, Dr M Ferrandino
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Conservative surgical treatment for osteoarthritis - a computational study
  Research Group: Medical Engineering Research Group
  Dr R Hillstrom
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Medical Engineering Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/medical-engineering.
  Mental Health in Elite Sport
  Prof T Woodman, Prof N Peirce
Application Deadline: 2 October 2019

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Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship funded by the England and Wales Cricket Board and Bangor University. Supervisors.
  Novel machine learning methodologies for human action correction in videos
  Dr C Grosan
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this research is to motivate patients with disabilities to get better in a faster, easier and fun way. It will apply artificial intelligence methods to a software that turns traditional physical therapy exercises into interactive applications, including video cogniexergames.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Effects of high-intensity interval training versus moderate-intensity steady-state training on mental health, cognitive and cardiometabolic outcomes in young women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a pilot randomised, controlled trial.
  Dr R Lord
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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This opportunity is a fully funded three-year PhD studentship at Cardiff Metropolitan University to begin in September 2019 with completion by August 2022.
  Could anti-inflammatory treatment at ACL reconstruction improve biological, functional and clinical outcomes?
  Dr D Mason, Prof C A Holt
Application Deadline: 14 November 2019

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This project will test the hypothesis that inflammation after ACL reconstruction surgery is detectable in the joint fluids and blood, and reduces joint function and surgical outcomes; and that anti-inflammatory medication reduces inflammation and improves joint function and surgical outcomes.
  University Alliance DTA3 - three-year fully-funded PhD

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DTA3/COFUND offers a chance to be trained at the UK's top professional and technical universities. Operated by University Alliance, the programme is supported by the MSCA PhD programme.
  Visual search strategies and knowledge elicitation in sports officiating - Project ID SAS0019
  Dr D Mascarenhas, Dr C English
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Sports officials’ (referees and umpires) decisions can have a big impact upon the outcome of games. However, our understanding of the processes that officials employ to make quick and accurate decisions is only still in its infancy.
  Computer games to support arm rehabilitation after stroke
  Dr K Thomson, Dr D Knox, Prof F van Wijck
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19012. Stroke is one of the most common causes of disability across the world. Up to 80% of acute stroke patients experience loss of arm function, including loss of strength, coordination and manual dexterity, which can make daily activities such as self-care and food preparation difficult.
  The diagnosis and assessment of respiratory disease with a novel technology
  Dr R Bruce
Applications accepted all year round

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The diagnosis, assessment and management of many respiratory diseases (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; COPD), is largely dependent on traditional lung function tests such as spirometry.
  Curing Genetic Muscle diseases
  Dr J Ochala
Applications accepted all year round

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Congenital myopathies are a group of genetic muscle diseases with unclear mechanisms and no efficient treatment.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
  Localised muscular fatigue in male and female distance runners
  Dr N Swann
Applications accepted all year round

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The significance of gait imperfections can be easily contemplated in competitive athletic pursuits where optimised technique can increase chances of success…
  Pragmatic, positive and innovative approaches to tackle doping in amateur-, fitness- and sport to elite competitive sport
  Prof A Petroczi
Applications accepted all year round

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The recent scandals in sport (e.g., the Lance Armstrong case, systematic doping in Russia, cover ups in IAAF) have questioned the legitimacy of the current anti-doping approach - and drawn attention to the multiple issues that warrant attention.
  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;).
  The influence of a low carbohydrate high fat diet on exercise and performance
  Dr O Spendiff
Applications accepted all year round

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Current and long standing nutrition guidance in the UK and most other countries advocate that carbohydrates are essential for the maintenance of health and especially for any individual engaging in regular physical activity or sport performance.
  Clinical Exercise Testing in Respiratory Medicine (MRes)
  Dr O J Price, Prof D Peckham
Applications accepted all year round

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Carnegie School of Sport and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are delighted to invite Masters by Research applications for a project entitled ‘Clinical Exercise Testing in Respiratory Medicine’.
  Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport) Carnegie School of Sport

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Aligned with Leeds Beckett University's mission to use our knowledge and resources to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations, we are proud to announce the launch of the Carnegie School of Sport's Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport).
  Enhancing the application and utility of microtechnology for training and monitoring in Rugby League
  Prof BJ Jones, Dr D Weaving
Application Deadline: 3 November 2019

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Leeds Rhinos Rugby League sponsored Research Bursaries in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University. Full-time Sponsored Postgraduate Research Student Bursaries start date – February 2020.
  Key determinants of success for career progression in Rugby League
  Prof BJ Jones, Dr K Till
Application Deadline: 3 November 2019

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Leeds Rhinos Rugby League sponsored Research Bursaries in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University. Full-time Sponsored Postgraduate Research Student Bursaries start date – February 2020.
  International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

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The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs. We are run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
  Physical Activity and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr B Dagger, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  Cardiac Structure and Function in Septic Patients
  Dr D Oxborough, Prof J Somauroo, Dr J Rylance
Applications accepted all year round

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Cardiovascular function is altered in sepsis though effects of infection including peripheral vasodilatation, and alterations to the endothelium and glycocalyx, and upon the myocardium.
  University Alliance DTA3 - three-year fully-funded PhD

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DTA3/COFUND offers a chance to be trained at the UK's top professional and technical universities. Operated by University Alliance, the programme is supported by the MSCA PhD programme.
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