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Sports, Recreation & Leisure Studies PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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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.
  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.
  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.
  Social workers and body practitioners: an inter-professional exploration
  Dr Y Hakak
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  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).
  Exploring esports as a pedagogical tool for young people’s identity, culture and wellbeing development
  Dr C Kerner, Dr R Hings
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing concern over the impact that young people’s engagement with digital technologies has on their well-being. The discussions surrounding young people’s uses of digital technologies are overwhelming underpinned by a dialogue associated with risk and negative consequences.
  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 impact of health and fitness social media on physical activity and body image in adolescents
  Dr C Kerner
Applications accepted all year round

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Around 50% of young people engage with health and fitness content on social media (Crane et al., 2015). Young people’s engagement with health-related social media has been shown to impact their health-related knowledge and behaviours, such as physical activity, diet and mental health (Goodyear and Quennerstedt, 2019).
  The influence of dog-ownership on physical activity and other outcomes in those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
  Research Group: Ageing Well
  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.
  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).
  Developing feasible ways of promoting children's healthy eating at holiday clubs
  Dr C Holley, Dr C Mason
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Food insecurity has become increasingly prevalent, resulting in many children living on a restricted diet with poor variety. The school holidays are a particularly high-risk time, when children can experience holiday hunger due to a lack of free-school meals and a greater demand on family resources.
  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.
  PhD Studentship: Understanding the female para-athlete: Body-image, gender identity and well-being
  Dr E Pullen
Application Deadline: 15 July 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SSEHS/EP. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 15 July 2020.
  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.
  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.
  Developing the DANU Analytics Platform for Sports Performance (Ref: RDFC20/HLS/SER/BARRY)
  Dr S Stuart
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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Gait is a common behaviour undertaken by humans within a variety of contexts and environments. Gait is also a biomarker for health and can predict injuries or illness progression.
  Exploring nutritional strategies to optimise performance in Academy footballers (Ref: SF20/SER/BRIGGS)
  Dr M Briggs
Applications accepted all year round

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The demands of Academy football match-play include a requirement to cover distances of ~7-11 km (Goto et al., 2015), perform explosive bouts of skill-based work (Stolen et al., 2005) and run at high intensities (>3.0 m s−2) for up to 375 ± 120 m per half (Russell et al., 2015), whilst eliciting mean whole-match intensities of 70-80% V̇O2max (Bangsbo, 2010).
  International Sport Events and Climate Change: an investigation of bidirectional relationships (Ref: SF20/SER/BATUEV)
  Dr M Batuev
Applications accepted all year round

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As Greta Thunberg and various environmental groups have recently put more pressure on governments to address the global warming issue, international sport event organizers seems to pay little attention to the issue.
  It’s not what you see, but what it means to you: Changing perceptions of the environment to impact sedentary behaviour in children (ref: SF20/SER/LING)
  Dr F Ling
Applications accepted all year round

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In the UK, 3 in 5 children are insufficiently physically active, spending on average 6 hours a day engaging in sedentary activities.
  Managing Elite Sport at the Provincial Level in China: Interorganisational Relationships and Strategic Planning (Ref: SF20/SER/ZHENG)
  Dr J Zheng
Applications accepted all year round

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Existing elite sport management literature is devoid of a focus on provincial/territorial-level organisations’ approaches to elite sport development, despite provincial-level sport organisations’ notable contributions to the delivery of elite sport success in many countries (e.g., Russia, China, Japan and Australia).
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