About the Project
The Carnegie School of Sport in collaboration with DexaStrong is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to a prestigious PhD Studentship in the reserach area Novel osteogenic loading alongside nutrition and exercise interventions for optimisation of musculoskeletal and metabolic health in post-menopausal women.
The quality of Carnegie School of Sport research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, where we ranked 2nd nationally when accounting for both research quality and the number of contributing staff.
Full-time Sponsored PhD Studentship / Start date: February 2023 / The Studentship will be based in Leeds
Novel osteogenic loading alongside nutrition and exercise interventions for optimisation of musculoskeletal and metabolic health in post-menopausal women (PhD1)
Musculoskeletal and metabolic health may be compromised in certain populations such as post-menopausal women and older adults. Deficiencies in dietary protein intake and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, which are critical, but not exclusive, for optimisation of muscle and bone health, are also highly prevalent in these groups of people. Proof-of-concept research involving novel means of osteogenic loading (i.e., bioDensity apparatus) suggests that bioDensity may improve musculoskeletal and metabolic health. Considering that optimisation of musculoskeletal and metabolic adaptations depend upon nutritional support and overall physical activity/exercise levels, there is scope for further research to investigate the efficacy and effectiveness of the bioDensity apparatus singularly or combined with exercise and nutrition interventions.
The aims of this research will be to explore and discover how we can best use and integrate the bioDensity alongside exercise/physical activity and novel nutritional interventions to optimise musculoskeletal and metabolic health.
The work is primarily aligned with the SARCA Theme of the Active Lifestyles Research Centre.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their applications and project proposal with Dr Theocharis Ispoglou ([Email Address Removed]) and Dr Matthew Barlow ([Email Address Removed])
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