PhD Studentship: Physical Education, Education Studies and Health (Full Time) The effectiveness of a cross-curricular health and activity intervention delivered to primary school teachers on pupils’ health and physical literacy



Package: Three year bursary of £13,726 per annum (2013/14) plus tuition fees (at EU/UK rate). Start date September 2013

Supervisory Team:  Dr Anna Bryant, Dr Anwen Rees and Professor Rob Shave

Applications are invited for a Coleg Cymraeg Cendelaethol sponsored PhD studentship in Physical Education, Education Studies and Health from September 1st 2013. The PhD will be submitted through the medium of Welsh and will aim to determine the effectiveness of a cross-curricular health, and activity intervention delivered to primary school teachers on pupils’ health and physical literacy.

The project will consist of visiting two Welsh language primary schools in Cardiff. Baseline health, fitness and physical literacy testing measures will take place at both schools. The teachers of one school will receive a cross-curricular intervention through the medium of Welsh with ideas on how to improve health and physical literacy through curriculum subjects. Post-intervention testing will take place at both schools, interviews with teachers and focus groups with pupils will be conducted at the school that receive the intervention.

The scholarship offers an excellent opportunity to develop research and teaching skills in an exciting and strong research culture. It also offers an invaluable experience of contributing to the University and ‘The Coleg Cymraeg Cendelaethol’s’ Welsh Medium Education Strategy. 

The scholarship is financed by ‘The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’ and includes fees and maintenance for three years. From the second year onwards, it is expected that the scholarship holder will contribute weekly (approximately 2-3 hours) to teaching on the Physical Education and Pedagogy undergraduate modules through the medium of Welsh.

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Partner Organisations:  The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Application Applicants should have a good honours sport related undergraduate degree or a sport related MSc degree and be able to demonstrate the necessary experience or potential to successfully complete a higher degree by research. 

The candidate will need to write the thesis through the medium of Welsh.

Please send completed application form, available at: http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/English/Research/pages/scholarships.aspx and CV to:

Jane Barnett: [email protected]

Business Support Manager, Cardiff School of Sport

All informal enquiries are welcomed by contacting:

Dr Anna Bryant: [email protected]  or

Dr Anwen Rees: [email protected]

Closing date: 6th July 2013
Interview date: 12th July 2013

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