About the Project
The aim of the PhD project will be to enhance understanding of the way in which physical activity, sedentary behaviours and sleep change and co-vary in young people during free-living and/or in response to a behaviour change programme.
• Develop a research proposal relevant to the topic outlined above and reflective of the candidate’s own research interests and experience
• Carry out a systematic literature review
Conduct secondary analysis of observational and/or intervention data
• Engage in relevant training in research skills and personal and professional development
• Disseminate results to academic and non-academic audiences
For more information on the supervisor for this project, please go here: https://www.uea.ac.uk/health-sciences/people/profile/a-atkin#overviewTab
This is a PhD programme.
The start date of the project is 1 October 2020.
The mode of study is full-time. The studentship length is 4 years (3 years of study with a 1-year registration period).
Please note: Applications are processed as soon as they are received and the project may be filled before the closing date, so early application is encouraged.
This project is suitable for someone with a good first degree (at least 2:1) and preferably a Masters in a related topic area, such as epidemiology, public health, physical activity/exercise science, psychology or health science.
The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1
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Pedišić Ž, Olds TS, Dumuid D. Integrating sleep, sedentary behaviour, and physical activity research in the emerging field of time-use epidemiology: definitions, concepts, statistical methods, theoretical framework, and future directions. Kinesiology. 2017;49:1–18.
Foley L et al. Patterns of health behaviour associated with active travel: a compositional data analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018; 15:26.
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