The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH is recruiting a PhD student in the area of

  • Para-cycling classification research

GIH is offering a four-year partly Union Cycliste International (UCI)-funded PhD studentship on evidence-based classification of para-cycling. Challenging the interests of para-sport is the threat of one sided and predictable competition, in which the least impaired athlete always wins. To prevent this, para-athletes are placed in categories for competition based on their impairment, these are called sport classes. Based on guidelines from The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the para-cycling classification system determines which athletes are eligible to compete in a sport and how athletes are grouped together for competition. There is a need to develop a para-cycling classification system through multi-disciplinary scientific research.

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The application, identified with Dnr: GIH 2018/56 shall be sent to and must be at GIH at the latest on the 28th February, 2018