Two Fully-funded PhD Studentships: Sports Science


Swansea University’s Engineering Behaviour in Sports and Exercise (E-BASE) Research Group is seeking to recruit two students to twinned projects in core engineering and sports and exercise science.

About the project:

1: Engineer

This student will have significant engineering expertise in systems and process engineering and an empathy towards sports and exercise science. This expertise will be applied to the particular problems and challenges of measuring human behaviour in controlled natural settings in sports and exercise (24/7). This will require appropriate pre-programming of the TAG monitor and communications systems between the monitor and data storage and analysis. The TAG monitor will need to be designed for compliance (printed) and specific analytics will need to be developed to filter and interpret the signals. Our aims are to develop a completed system that measures physical activity and sedentary behaviour specifically and sensitively and provide novel automated approaches to data analysis.

2: Sports and Exercise Scientist

This student will have significant expertise in the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in humans and will have a sound knowledge of sport and exercise science as well as a sound mathematical background. The expertise will be applied to children’s play in various settings and will build upon the world leading research carried out in this area by senior and early career research staff in A-STEM.

Candidate eligibility:

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Due to funding restrictions the full studentship is only available to UK/EU students.

Candidates should hold (or be expected to achieve) a 1st class undergraduate degree or a 2:1 with a master’s level qualification in Engineering, Sports Science or Mathematics.

Studentship value:

The studentships cover the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £15,500 p.a.

There will also be funds for research expenses such as conferences and fieldwork.

Further information:

For further information about this studentship please contact Professor Huw Summers (Engineering), or Professor Gareth Stratton (Sports Science)

Application closing date:  

The application closing date is Friday 21st June 2013. 

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