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Sports, Recreation & Leisure Studies (older people) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
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Falls in older people are a common cause of morbidity, mortality and loss of function. The physiological changes to the motor and sensory functions caused by ageing combined with the presence of other age-related diseases put this population at a high risk of falling.
  Stress, Healthy Ageing and Physical Exercise (SHAPE)
  Prof AC Whittaker, Dr G Ryde, Dr J Connelly
Applications accepted all year round

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The SHAPE project will examine the associations between physical activity and psychological, social and physical wellbeing in older adults, and develop a protocol for an intervention to influence healthy ageing across psychosocial, neuroendocrine and physiological health outcomes.
  Heat adaptation in older/elderly individuals
  Dr O Gibson
Applications accepted all year round

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Whilst traditionally heat adaptation has been a priority for athletes and occupational workers ahead of exposure to hot/hot-humid environments, forecast increases in the frequency and intensity of heat waves as a result of climate change means the general public is likely to be exposed to extreme environments as part of their daily life.
  Social workers and body practitioners: an inter-professional exploration
  Dr Y Hakak
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This PhD project will examine how social work practitioners who are also body practitioners – dancers, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, massage therapists, choreographers etc - implement and integrate their heightened awareness of the human body into their social work practice.
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