Studentship - PhD: Investigating how fatigue effects movement quality in dance and sport
- The University of Wolverhampton (Walsall Campus)
- 8th March 2024
WLV fatigue PhD
The University of Wolverhampton
Bursary (if applicable)
£18,662 + fee waiver
Fatigue has been cited as one of the main causes of musculoskeletal injury within a wide range of
healthy and diseased populations. It was shown that both short and intensive and low-intensity prolonged
whole-body exercise increases postural sway by altering sensory receptors and motor outputs for
postural function. Fatigue has been cited as the main cause of injury in both dance and sport and a
number of studies have looked at the biomechanical changes fatigue has on specific movements. The
biomechanical changes due to fatigue during a series of high skill movements, particularly in dance, has
not yet be examined.
The purpose of this PhD studentship is to examine how fatigue affects movement quality and possible
interventions to reduce skill variability. Applications are invited from ambitious, self-motivated, and
enthusiastic candidates to work on a fully funded PhD studentship. Funding and stipend are provided by
The University of Wolverhampton. It is anticipated this research will draw on a range of methodologies
within sports physiology and biomechanics applied settings. The precise research question(s) and
methodologies adopted will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
The studentship is for three years and is intended to start in July 2024. The studentship provides a taxfree stipend of £18,662 per year plus the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Due to funding restrictions, this
studentship is only open to UK/EU applicants.
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