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PhD Scholarships 2007 - Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham

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    The following email contains details of the new PhD Scholarships available at the School Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. The School
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      The following email contains details of the new PhD Scholarships
      available at the School Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of
      Birmingham, UK.

      The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of
      Birmingham provides an excellent infrastructure and intellectually
      stimulating environment that supports high quality research. The
      School is one of the leading research departments in the country, as
      reflected by its most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) rating
      of 6*. The School has recently moved into a new building that contains
      cutting edge laboratories, equipped with the latest research
      equipment. Much of the research carried out by the School is in
      collaboration with the Schools of Biosciences, Psychology, Medicine
      and Health Sciences, and forms an integral part of the University of
      Birmingham's Research Strategy. As part of the School's commitment to
      research excellence, applications are invited for the following PhD
      Scholarships:


      Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Group:

      1) Creating Effective Imagery Interventions for Enhancing Sporting
      Performance: A Test of the PETTLEP Model; Supervised by Dr. Jennifer
      Cumming and Dr Martin Edwards (contact J.Cumming@... for more
      details); Closing date: 15th April 2007

      2) The Development and Preliminary Testing of a Self-Determination
      Centred Exercise Consultation Training Program; Supervised by
      Professor Joan Duda and Dr Nikos Ntoumanis (contact
      J.L.Duda@... and N.Ntoumanis@... for more details);
      Closing date: 16th April 2007

      3) Approach/Avoidance, Task/Ego, and Social Goals in Sport; Supervised
      by Dr Maria Kavussanu and Dr Christopher Ring (contact
      M.Kavussanu@... for more details); Closing date: 31st of March 2007

      4) Motivational Determinants of the "Dark" Aspects of Sport/Exercise
      Participation; Supervised by Dr Nikos Ntoumanis and Dr Cecilie
      Thøgersen-Ntoumani (contact N.Ntoumanis@... for more details);
      Closing date: 9th April 2007

      5) The Psychophysiology of Competition in Sport; Supervised by Dr
      Christopher Ring and Dr Maria Kavussanu (contact C.M.Ring@...
      for more details); Closing date: 31st March 2007


      Exercise Metabolism Research Group:

      1) Fat Metabolism in Obesity; Supervised by Professors Asker
      Jeukendrup and Anton Wagenmakers (contact A.E.Jeukendrup@...
      for more details); Closing date: 30th April 2007

      2) Importance of Protein Nutrition for Recovery from Exercise and
      Adaptations to Training; Supervised by Dr Kevin Tipton and Professor
      Asker Jeukendrup (contact K.D.Tipton@... or
      A.E.Jeukendrup@... for more details); Closing date: 30th April 2007

      3) Oxidative Stress Markers in Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular
      dementia; Supervised by Dr Sarah Aldred, Dr Melissa Grant and
      Professor Anton Wagenmakers (contact S.Aldred.1@... for more
      details); Closing date: 31st March 2007


      Exercise Physiology Research Group:

      1) Does Altered Muscle Mechanoreceptor Afferent Sensitivity Play a
      Role in Human Cardiovascular Control? Supervised by Dr Mike White and
      Dr Maggie Brown (contact M.J.White@... for more details);
      Closing date: to be confirmed


      Behavioural Medicine Research Group:

      1) Acute Stress and Immune Function: Effects on Neutrophils in Young
      and Older Adults; Supervised by Dr Anna C. Phillips and Professors
      Douglas Carroll and Janet Lord (contact A.C.Phillips@... for
      more details); Closing date: 31st March 2007

      2) Stair Climbing Interventions for Obesity Control; Supervised by Dr
      Frank Eves and Professor Doug Carroll (contact F.F.Eves@... for
      more details); Closing date: to be confirmed

      3) An Accumulated Insult: Immunosenescence and Oxidative stress in
      Exhaustive Exercise; Supervised by Dr Jos Bosch and Dr Sarah Aldred
      (contact J.A.Bosch@... or S.Aldred.1@...); Closing date:
      31st March 2007


      Movement and Neuroscience Research Group:

      1) Working with the Elite: Individualisation and Optimisation of
      Coordination; Supervised by Dr François-Xavier Li and Dr Trevor
      Gardner (contact F.X.Li@... for more details); Closing date:
      30th April 2007

      2) Sport Concussion Neuropsychology and Mapping the Path of Recovery;
      Supervised by Dr Martin Edwards and Dr Mark Hollands (contact
      M.Edwards.1@... for more details); Closing date: 31st March 2007

      3) Age-Related Changes in Visual Sampling During Real and Simulated
      Walking Tasks; Supervised by Dr Mark Hollands and Dr Martin Edwards
      (contact M.Hollands@... for more details); Closing date: 31st
      March 2007



      The starting date is aimed at October 2007. Applicants must have a
      good Honours degree (at least 2.1 or equivalent), have an acceptable
      English qualification (e.g., GCSE, IELTS etc.) and must be a citizen
      of the European Union (due to funding constraints). Applications to
      the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham,
      should be completed on-line at: http://www.bham.ac.uk/application

      General enquiries should be directed to Dr. Martin Edwards,
      Postgraduate Admissions Tutor (M.Edwards.1@...) or to Val
      Queeley, Admissions Secretary (tel: 0121 414 4115). Please visit our
      website for more details:
      http://www.sportex.bham.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd.htm

      Many thanks for your interest.
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