PhD Studentship in Physical Activity, Disability and Social Work
The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences are inviting applications from high calibre individuals to undertake a 3-year fully funded PhD on the topic of the social care workforce providing physical activity guidance to disabled people. The successful candidate will undertake a PhD program based within the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences under the academic supervision of Professor Brett Smith, Chair in Disability and Physical Activity and President of the International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.
Funding: Subject to eligibility, the scholarship covers UK / EU tuition fees and a grant towards living expenses of £15,009 per annum, for three years. Successful applicants will have access to a Research Training Support Grant.
Hours: Full time
Starts: 1st Oct 2020
The planned area of PhD investigation will be on social workers providing physical activity guidance to disabled people. The successful applicant will join a funded project and lead the production and testing of evidence-based education and training for social workers on how to promote physical activity to disabled people. They will work closely with leading national organisations, like Disability Rights UK, to both develop new skills and ensure the research has lasting impact. We are looking for someone who is passionate and genuinely committed to undertaking doctoral level physical activity research with, not on, social workers, disabled people, and national organisations.