Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Glasgow Featured PhD Programmes
University of Kent Featured PhD Programmes
Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
Cardiff University Featured PhD Programmes

The Psychology of Performance in Military Environments

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Project summary:

The situations faced by elite military personnel can be uncertain and require fast, accurate decision-making, alongside skilled movement and coordinated action. In collaboration with a unit Human Performance Team, a performance psychology programme has been developed to support the training and development of personnel engaged in their various roles.

The programme draws on psychological strategies that have empirical support for enhancing skilled performance in demanding environments and wellbeing. The research project will explore the psychological demands faced by elite military personnel and will evaluate the performance psychology programme that has been developed.

Project details:

The post is for three years and while the successful applicant will be a student at Manchester Metropolitan University, the position is based in Hereford full-time.

Example of possible day-to-day duties could include (but are not limited to):
• One-to-one individual development planning for elite military technical skill training as well as lifestyle management
• Consultancy on the design of group training and development programmes
• Development and facilitation of bespoke workshops and psych-evaluation programmes
• Identify, develop and deliver performance interventions across the group

Person specification:

Essential:

• Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in a related subject area
• Highly motivated, with excellent interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills
• Experience working within a Human Performance Team or other multi-disciplinary teams
• Professional Accreditation
• Due to the unique nature of this role, security clearances is also likely be required

Desirable:

• An MSc in a related discipline
• Experience of conducting research
• Writing up research to publication standard

Project objectives:

The programme draws on psychological strategies that have empirical support for enhancing skilled performance in demanding environments (e.g., imagery, relaxation and activation techniques, self-talk). The key aims of the research project are:

• Aim 1: To specify the psychological demands of the unit.
• Aim 2: To identify psychological strategies that operatives could use to maintain performance, health and well-being.
• Aim 3: To evaluate the current performance psychology programme.
• Aim 4: To propose refinements to the current performance psychology programme if required.

Funding Notes

Student eligibility:

This opportunity is open to UK and EU applicants - please note that due to the unique nature of this role, Security Clearances are also likely be required.

Related Subjects

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully





FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.