PhD Studentship Sports Science: Sport and Society

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • 25th February 2019

Employer: Nottingham Trent University
Reference: N/A
Bursary: Studentship awards will cover your fees and a stipend for 3 years (starting £14,777 p.a. for 2018/19)
Contract type: Full time


Nottingham Trent University has announced an exciting opportunity to apply for one of 50 full-time fully funded PhD studentships for UK, EU or International Students ( 

The Sport and Society research group within the university are keen to encourage and support applications which have some connections to staff’s research interests. If you have an interest in conducting PhD research and/or an idea for a research proposal the staff below would welcome you contacting them for an informal chat.

Dr. Ali Bowes
Area of Expertise: gender studies and national identity in sport, specifically: the intersections of gender, sport and national identity, Englishness and sport; socio-cultural investigations into professional women's sport; qualitative methodologies; physical education and school sport.

Dr. Laura Healy
Area of expertise: effective goal pursuits in sport, the pursuit of shared goals in teams, athlete mental health and well-being, role of sport, exercise and physical activity in mental health recovery.

Dr. David Hindley
Area of expertise: the social impact of sport, sport and social inclusion/exclusion, sports governance, and sport policy. Other research interests include recreational running, runner harassment, and the under-representation of females in ultrarunning.

Dr. Stuart Jolly
Area of Expertise: Coaching, Pedagogy, Coach Education

Dr. Noel Kinrade
Area of Expertise: (1) attentional processes underlying skill failure and (2) factors influencing decision-making. Examine dispositional influences on performance and also to explore the underlying mechanisms of skill failure and susceptibility to biased decision-making in a variety of domains; examples of which include choking under pressure, falls in the elderly and referee and umpires decision making. This research uses a variety of measures such as eye-tracking, video simulations, questionnaires, performance analysis and behavioural responses (e.g. motion capture or decision accuracy).

Dr. Christopher R. Matthews
Area of Expertise - sports violence, drug use in sport, concussion, social theory, gender studies, combat sports, medical supervision in sport, health and physical activity, immersive research methods

Craig Strong
Area of Expertise – Emotional intelligence in the delivery of primary physical education

Dr. Gavin Weedon
Areas of expertise: Sport, health and supplementation; sport, health and the environment; genetics, health and fitness; sport media, technology and consumer culture; youth sport, education and identity.

For general enquiries about the application process or research connected to the Sport and Society group please contact Dr. David Hindley (

Further information and how to apply is available at:


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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