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  Sex Equality in Sports
  Dr F Luzzi
Applications accepted all year round

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It is a widely accepted view that where sex is not relevant, the exclusion of members belonging to a certain sex from participating in areas of social life amounts to unjust discrimination.
  Evaluating the effects of commercial exercise programmes and combined dietary strategies on cardio-metabolic risk
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith, Dr J Johnstone
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Exploring the application of nutritional mindfulness to exercise performance
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Finding 30 minutes in the marathon: a systematic approach to training design for the non-elite competitive marathon runner
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr D Gordon, Dr J Roberts, Dr M Ferrandino
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  From Henley to the Thames: institutional entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and the Oxford-Cambridge University women’s boat race
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr M Dowling, Dr A Stodter, Dr J Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Good governance? National governing bodies of sport and the UK sport governance code
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr M Dowling, Dr A Stodter, Dr J Roberts
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  Sonification and smart sensors for healthy ageing
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr D Vicinanza, Dr J Zhang
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group in collaboration with the Exeter Biomechanics Research Team (ExBiRT), University of Exeter.
  The impact of strength-and-conditioning exercise programmes on body image
  Prof V Swami
Application Deadline: 24 February 2020

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PhD Studentship (Fee waiver and Bursary). School of Psychology and Sport Science. Cambridge Campus. Fixed term contract for 3 years, commencing 20th April 2020.
  Accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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The proposed research will be conducted with an industry partner to develop a device for accurate measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adults with a spinal cord injury who use a manual wheelchair (those with paraplegia).
  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.
  Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes.
  The gendered experience of body image in physical activity spaces
  Dr C Kerner, Dr L Hills, Dr A John
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a growing concern over young people’s body image and the detrimental impact that a negative body image can have on well-being, including physical activity participation.
  Use of inertial sensors for fall prediction in older people
  Dr A Shaheen, Dr A Cocks
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Competing for Sleep? Factors that Affect the Amount and Quality of Sleep Obtained by Elite Athletes
  Assoc Prof C Sargent, Prof G Roach, Dr M Lastella
Applications accepted all year round

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Good sleep is an important requisite for both physical and mental health. For an elite athlete, optimal sleep is imperative if they are to perform at their best.
  Sport-Based Approaches to Monitor and Enhance Health and Performance in the General Population, Athletes and Referees
  Dr A Scanlan, Dr V Dalbo, Dr J Guy, Dr N Elsworthy
Applications accepted all year round

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This research seeks to explore various methods and technologies to quantify the training and competition demands, as well as health status and behaviours of team sport athletes and referees.
  The role of NF-κB in tumour-associated dendritic cells
  Dr J Bennett
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Start date. Sept 2020. Wanted - exceptional doctoral candidates to undertake trailblazing, transformative research alongside outstanding early-career researchers.
  The influence of dog-ownership on physical activity and other outcomes in those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
  Dr N Roberts, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20037 Roberts. Exercise and physical activity are important in preventing and managing long term conditions. Walking time and standing time have been shown to be reduced in patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

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About Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD. Most recent REF rankings. 1st in the UK for power. 80% of our research was deemed to be world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) standard.
  Effect of temperature and fatigue on neuromuscular properties of older people
  Dr T Bampouras, Dr C Gaffney, Dr B Lauder
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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Background and aims. The ability of older people to contract their muscles rapidly is essential to reduce the risk of falling and negotiate daily living activities, such as recovering from tripping or crossing the road (1).
  Carnegie School of Sport

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The Carnegie School of Sport is an increasingly attractive destination for those wanting to work on projects of real-world significance that are co-produced with practitioners, industry experts and policy-makers in the world of sport and physical activity.
  School of Cultural Studies and Humanities

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The. School of Cultural Studies and Humanities. is the home of English Literature, Creative Writing, History and Media Studies research at Leeds Beckett University.
  Clinical Exercise Testing in Respiratory Medicine (MRes)
  Dr O J Price, Prof D Peckham
Applications accepted all year round

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Carnegie School of Sport and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are delighted to invite Masters by Research applications for a project entitled ‘Clinical Exercise Testing in Respiratory Medicine’.
  Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport) Carnegie School of Sport

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Aligned with Leeds Beckett University's mission to use our knowledge and resources to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations, we are proud to announce the launch of the Carnegie School of Sport's Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport).
  Investigating individual differences in heat-stress vulnerability and in response to symptomatic treatment at a patient level in heat-sensitive neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr D Filingeri
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Reference number. SDCA/DF2020HEATSTRESS. Start date. 1 July or 1 October 2020 or 1 Jan 2021. Application deadline. 1 May 2020. 3 years full-time.
  The biology of human skin wetness sensing and its implications for health and technological innovation
  Dr D Filingeri
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Reference number. SDCA/DF2020SKINWETNESS. Start date. 1 July or 1 October 2020 or 1 Jan 2021. Application deadline. 1 May 2020. 3 years full-time.
  Achieving Positive Outcomes from Fitness Testing in Physical Education
  Prof L Cale
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Physical fitness testing is commonplace within physical education (PE) with advocates claiming testing to contribute to the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles, and learning about health, fitness and physical activity.
  Optimising the benefits of strength training for endurance runners
  Dr R Blagrove
Application Deadline: 4 September 2020

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Strength training appears to be an effective stimulus for enhancing running economy and performance in endurance runners of varying levels of ability.
  The Role of Schools and Physical Education in Addressing Childhood Obesity
  Prof L Cale
Application Deadline: 30 May 2020

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Childhood obesity is a global concern and obesity prevention is now firmly on the agendas of most governments.
  Effectiveness of arts-based interventions in multi-cultural environments
  Prof M Henshaw
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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There is an increasing number of examples of art (visual and auditory) being used to influence behaviours in public spaces, but it is recognised that appreciation and response to art is significantly influenced by national and/or ethnic culture.
  The Institute for Sport Business Research

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PhD. 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time. MPhil. 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time. Entry Requirements. An honours degree [2:1 or above] or equivalent overseas qualification.
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