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Investigating the metabolic, physiological, and functional effects of novel nutritional formulations during and in recovery from physical exercise, Sport and Health Sciences – PhD (Funded)

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  • Full or part time
    Prof F Stephens
    Dr B Wall
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description


Professor Francis B Stephens, University of Exeter
Dr Benjamin T Wall, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Beachbody LLC, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in May 2019. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Sport and Health Sciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the St Luke’s Campus in Exeter.

There is growing scientific and commercial interest in investigating the efficacy of alternative dietary protein sources and polyphenols to support muscle anabolism and recovery from exercise. However, the physiological, metabolic, and molecular mechanisms underlying their effects have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the present project is to perform a series of metabolic physiology studies in healthy human participants to investigate the ability of alternative dietary protein and polyphenol formulations to manipulate skeletal muscle metabolism and improve skeletal muscle function during and after physical exercise.

This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £14,777 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend. The studentship is also subject to confirmation of funding.

The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 3.5 years of full-time study to commence in May 2019. The collaboration with the named project partner is subject to contract. Please note full details of the project partner’s contribution and involvement with the project is still to be confirmed and may change during the course of contract negotiations. Full details will be confirmed at offer stage.

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