Biomechanical Interventions in Special Populations to Improve Function and Enhance Exercise Prescription Outcomes

Qualification Type:PhD


Funding for:UK Students, EU Students, International Students

Funding amount:£15,450 maintenance grant per annum

Hours:Full Time

Placed On:2nd August 2021

Closes:15th August 2021

Lead Supervisor name: Dr Andrew Callaway

The Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences at Bournemouth University are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates to undertake a PhD in the field of health/clinical biomechanics. The successful candidate will be expected to provide technical support for staff and students in the Sport and Exercise Science Human Performance Laboratory using specialist biomechanical software and experimental equipment.

The time will be split 0.6 FTE researching for the doctorate and 0.4 FTE providing technical support.

The project will be co- developed between the student and the supervisory team; however, interests should be aligned to BU’s strategic investment area of Medical Sciences.

Within special populations there exists unique movement control considerations and needs. This PhD will explore the needs of a chosen special population with the aim of developing specific, evidence based, exercise training programmes to enhance or maintain movement control. This problem will be approached by the integration of biomechanical and motor control methodologies and perspectives and will utilise state of the art motion capture technology and motor control assessment techniques.