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PhD Studentship - Biomechanical interventions in special populations to improve function and enhance exercise prescription outcomes


   Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

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About the Project

Project Summary

PhD Studentship - Biomechanical interventions in special populations to improve function and enhance exercise prescription outcomes.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences at Bournemouth University are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates to undertake a PhD in the field of health/clinical biomechanics. The successful candidate will be expected to provide technical support for staff and students in the Sport and Exercise Science Human Performance Laboratory using specialist biomechanical software and experimental equipment. 

The time will be split 0.6 FTE researching for the doctorate and 0.4 FTE providing technical support. 

The project will be co- developed between the student and the supervisory team; however, interests should be aligned to BU’s strategic investment area of Medical Sciences.

Within special populations there exists unique movement control considerations and needs. This PhD will explore the needs of a chosen special population with the aim of developing specific, evidence based, exercise training programmes to enhance or maintain movement control. This problem will be approached by the integration of biomechanical and motor control methodologies and perspectives and will utilise state of the art motion capture technology and motor control assessment techniques.

This is a fully-funded PhD studentship which includes a stipend of £15,450 each year to support your living costs. 

This project is conditional upon the funding being secured. 

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Entry requirements: Outstanding academic potential as measured normally by either a 1st class honours degree or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA), or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent.

International entry requirements: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent). For more information check out our full entry requirements

The closing date for applications is Sunday 15 August 2021.


Funding Notes

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,450 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 48 months.
Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.
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