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The Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research


About the Programme

 The Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR - https://www.beds.ac.uk/ispar/) embraces a wide range of multi-disciplinary perspectives from the life and biomedical sciences to the social sciences, to seek solutions to the physical inactivity epidemic and enhancement of human performance in a variety of sectors related to sport, education, health and wellbeing.

Our work spans the life-course, working with children and young people, often in a school setting, through to adults and older adults within community, workplace and health care settings. We would be delighted to work with you on your research, training and consultancy needs and encourage you to get in touch

The Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research recognises the importance of:
• Identification of determinants, barriers and facilitators to physical activity at an individual, societal and political level
• Research to determine the basic underlying mechanisms for disease prevention, treatment optimisation and human performance
• Collaboration with partners to develop programmes that optimise the transfer of research in to practice in a variety of contexts (Public Health, NHS, Schools, Fitness Industry, Sports, and specialist populations) in a sustainable manner.


Funding Notes

The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities or trusts.

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