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PhD Studentship - Physiological responses and adaptations to environmental and exercise stressors in female populations

   Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

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  Dr Malika Felton  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Project Summary

PhD Studentship - Physiological responses and adaptations to environmental and exercise stressors in female populations.

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 exercise physiology. 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 exercise physiology 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, the overarching aim of the project will be to further our understanding of the physiological responses and adaptations to environmental and exercise stressors in females. Currently, aspects of established physiological responses and adaptations have concentrated on male populations. The female population experiences many additional stressors that require further investigation. 

In addition to supporting the paucity of research on female physiological norms during rest and exercise, the student may wish to consider the physiological responses and adaptations to stressors during oral contraception usage, pregnancy or menopause, or in special clinical female populations.

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.