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  Understanding the biomechanical changes associated with a popular walking programme to optimise care for individuals with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
  Dr K Martin, Dr D Blana
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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This is an exciting, interdisciplinary project that brings together social science, data science and engineering, and will give the student invaluable skills for a career in academia or the medical technology sector.
  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.
  Embodied learning: How motor difficulties constrain learning during parent-child interaction in infants/toddlers with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr D D'Souza, Dr H D'Souza, Dr J Lambie
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Dean D’Souza ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Hana D’Souza - (Cambridge University), Dr John Lambie ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University).
  The impact of transcultural migration on body image and disordered eating
  Research Group: Centre for Societies and Groups
  Prof V Swami
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Societies and Groups https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-societies-and-groups.
  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.
  Unravelling the dynamics of lipid bilayers and membrane proteins and their reaction to toxins and viral infection on the single molecule level using label-free microscopy.
  Prof W W Langbein, Prof P Borri, Dr MY Young, Dr O Castell
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Approximately 30% of the proteins in a cell are membrane proteins, which represent more than 60% of all known drug targets and play a critical role in both infection and immunity.
  Development of interventions combining exercise, patient education and pain management on free-living physical activity and quality of life in individuals with intermittent claudication.
  Dr C Seenan, Dr U Abaraogu, Dr P Dall
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20036 Seenan. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common vascular disease which is characterised by pain and exercise intolerance, termed Intermittent Claudication (IC), due to reduction in blood flow to skeletal muscles in the lower limbs.
  An assessment of fatigue and recovery profiles in well-trained females
  Dr J Fernandes
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The overarching aim of this work is to examine the post-exercise fatigue, muscle-damage and recovery responses from different exercise modalities in well-trained females.
  Investigating the effect of rider weight on back kinematics in healthy sport horses
  Prof K Nankervis
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The aim of this studentship is to investigate the effects of rider weight on equine back posture and kinematics. We will use a combination of 3D motion capture and inertial motion sensor technology (IMUs) to measure back angle changes under the saddle using IMUs.
  Postgraduate Research Assistants: Equestrian Performance Research Centre and Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre

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With over 1800 students studying degrees at foundation, honours and postgraduate level, Hartpury presents a unique environment designed to support an outstanding student experience.
  The diagnosis and assessment of respiratory disease with a novel technology
  Dr R Bruce
Applications accepted all year round

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The diagnosis, assessment and management of many respiratory diseases (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; COPD), is largely dependent on traditional lung function tests such as spirometry.
  Dysregulated fatty acid trafficking in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes: a study of Black-British and White-European men
  Research Group: School of Life Course Sciences
  Dr L Goff
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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To start. 1 September 2020. Award. A 3 year PhD studentship. School. School of Life Course Sciences. Supervisors. Dr Louise Goff and Dr Martin Whyte.
  Community pharmacists’ role and training in anti-doping: Extending the SAFE YOU project
  Mr P Crilly, Prof A Petroczi, Dr R Kayyali
Applications accepted all year round

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‘Doping’ describes the use of prohibited substances (e.g. anabolic androgenic steroids), or methods (e.g. manipulation of blood) by athletes to improve athletic performance.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
  Localised muscular fatigue in male and female distance runners
  Dr N Swann
Applications accepted all year round

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The significance of gait imperfections can be easily contemplated in competitive athletic pursuits where optimised technique can increase chances of success…
  Pragmatic, positive and innovative approaches to tackle doping in amateur-, fitness- and sport to elite competitive sport
  Prof A Petroczi
Applications accepted all year round

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The recent scandals in sport (e.g., the Lance Armstrong case, systematic doping in Russia, cover ups in IAAF) have questioned the legitimacy of the current anti-doping approach - and drawn attention to the multiple issues that warrant attention.
  Sex differences of ultra-endurance running: Profiling of female ultra-runners
  Dr H Moir
Applications accepted all year round

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Ultra-endurance running has become increasingly popular, both in amateur and recreational athletes, with an exponential increase in the number of ultra-marathon finishers between 1998 and 2011 (Cejka et al., 2013; Hoffman & Krishnan 2013;).
  The influence of a low carbohydrate high fat diet on exercise and performance
  Dr O Spendiff
Applications accepted all year round

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Current and long standing nutrition guidance in the UK and most other countries advocate that carbohydrates are essential for the maintenance of health and especially for any individual engaging in regular physical activity or sport performance.
  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).
  Physical Activity and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr B Dagger, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  PhD Studentship: School of Design and Creative Arts

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Application details. Reference number. DS2019DEG. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 14 February 2020.
  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.
  PhD Studentship: Influence of phytochemical administration on inflammation, redox balance and muscle regeneration following exercise in older and younger adults
  Dr T Clifford
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Reference number. SSEHS/TC. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 26 June 2020. Interview date. July/August.
  The Effects of a Mindfulness and Rational-Emotive Behaviour Coaching intervention in Promoting Resilience and Organisational Wellbeing
  Prof C Haslam
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, accounting for 70-million sick days each year (HSE, 2019). It is also an important feature in presenteeism, contributing to a loss in productivity and efficiency.
  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.
  PhD Studentship in Blood pressure profiling in orthostatic hypotension – predicting response to treatment
  Prof J Newton
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020 for 3 years full time. Overview. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) affects 1 in 5 older people.
  MRC Integrative-Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP) PhD Studentship Identification of molecular mechanisms of late-occurring cardiotoxicity induced by oncology therapeutics
  Dr J Gill, Dr G Richardson
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. October 2020 for 4 years. Overview. Cardiotoxicity is a major complication of cancer chemotherapy, both an acute and frequently late-onset toxicity, occurring months/years after chemotherapy.
  Honking a bicycle as a non-holonomic Fermi-like acceleration (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MPEE/KIRILLOV)
  Dr O Kirillov, Dr S Régnier, Dr B Huard
Applications accepted all year round

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Honking means cycling out of the saddle. Cyclists use this way of riding to accelerate. In this process, the body of the cyclist moves rhythmically side to side with respect to the plane of the bicycle, while the frame of the bicycle rocks or sways with respect to the vertical position.
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