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Fully Funded Studentship Leeds Beckett University collaborating with The Yorkshire Knee Clinic supported by Zimmer Biomet. THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN INJURY REDUCTION PROGRAMME IN YOUTH SPORT PARTICIPANTS

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, December 01, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Full-time Sponsored Postgraduate Research Studentship with a start date of February 2020

The studentship will have a bursary of £15,009 per annum (pro-rata into 12 monthly payments) plus UK/EU Fees paid initially for a period of three years.

The Carnegie School of Sport are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to undertake a programme of research sponsored by Zimmer Biomet, with the overall aim of reducing injuries in youth sport participants. The successful candidate will work alongside staff and other research students within Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie School of Sport and the Yorkshire Knee Clinic.

The project research team are Dr Stacey Emmonds, Professor Nick London, Professor John O’Hara and Professor Ben Jones

Youth sport participants engage in organized sports within schools (Scantlebury et al., 2018; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29045316, Sawczuk et al., 2018; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29478381). Numerous positive outcomes are associated with sport participation, although there is also the potential risk of injury (Quarrie et al., 2017; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28724697). The identification and mitigation of sports injury risk factors is of interest both nationally and globally to both sporting bodies and educational establishments. Injury reduction interventions have been successfully implemented within specific sports (e.g., rugby union; Hislop et al., 2017; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28515056), although their effectiveness appears related to the unique contextual factors, related to the specific cohort (Bolling et al., 2018; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6132444/). As such, when developing and implementing an injury reduction programme, the specific barriers should be considered.

The successful Bursary candidate will aim to

1) identify injury risk factors in school sport participants,

2) identify potential barriers to the implementation of an injury reduction programme, and

3) implement and evaluate an injury reduction programme in school sport participants.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with the research team; Dr Stacey Emmonds (), Professor Nick London (), Professor John O’Hara () Professor Ben Jones ().

Funding Notes

The studentship will have a bursary of £15,009 per annum (pro-rata into 12 monthly payments) plus UK/EU Fees paid initially for a period of three years.

How good is research at Leeds Beckett University in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 48.60

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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