This post is for an 18 month postdoctoral researcher to work on the UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Funded project entitled:

“Parental perceptions regarding benefits of and barriers to physical activity in children with Spina Bifida: A clinical collaborative study with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.”

  • Is there an association between parental perceptions about the benefits of and barriers to physical activity and children with Spina Bifida being overweight or obese?
  • How do these perceptions relate to their child’s actual PA levels, enjoyment of PA, and achievement of broader 24-hour movement behaviours?
  • How do parental perceptions about and child-level factors pertaining to PA relate to the child’s broader mental health?

These research questions will be answered through this multidisciplinary study combining expertise from sport and exercise science, paediatric psychiatry, physiotherapy, and clinical practice in neurodisability.

The primary role of the postdoctoral researcher will be to coordinate the day-to-day activities of the study, including: administration of project activities, and of the steering group committee, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and research dissemination.

This post is funded by the UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, which was financed jointly by University College Dublin and the Science Foundation Ireland, Health Research Board and Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership.

Salary: €37,874 per annum pro rata

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 24th January 2020

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