MRes Studentship The effect of exercise training and Vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity in obese individuals


The School of Life, Sport & Social Science is pleased to announce the availability of a full-time, fully funded MRes studentship within the Human Performance Research Theme for a 12 month period.

Of late, research has been carried out to investigate the relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and decreased glycaemic control. It is thought that this deficiency relates to obesity and supplementation has been shown to have positive effect. However, there is very little research investigating the effect of Vitamin D supplementation alongside exercise training which has also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. This project will aim to determine the effect of both exercise and vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity in obese individuals.

The expected start date for the studentship is the 1st June 2014.

Supervisory team: Dr Melanie Leggate and Dr Geraint Florida-James


This position is fully funded for?EU/UK applicants and includes a stipend of ?13,756.


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, with an interest in Exercise Physiology and Health. Previous biochemistry and exercise physiology laboratory experience would also be beneficial for this position. International?students are welcome to apply but need to seek?additional funding/scholarships?to cover the overseas fees difference.

For enquiries please contact Dr Melanie Leggate at

To apply for this post, please click on the Apply button below.

Please note :

Completed application forms plus 2 references should be emailed to Alison McIlveen at? by 5 pm on Thursday 20 March 2014.

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