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Funded PhD: Shoulder Load in Wheelchair Athletes

2 June 2017

This 3-year funded PhD aims to investigate bilateral shoulder load, propulsion asymmetries and their relationship with pain and injuries in wheelchair athletes. It offers applicants the chance to conduct exciting research that will serve to benefit the everyday life and sports performance of wheelchair athletes. The PhD will be supervised by PHC members Dr Barry Mason, Professor Vicky Tolfrey (Director of the PHC) and Dr Reimer Vegter (University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Visiting Fellow in Rehabilitation Sciences at Loughborough University). This role is suited to applicants with a strong background in biomechanics.

Alongside conducting the PhD, the successful applicant will become part of the wider Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport team, a multi-disciplinary group that aims to improve knowledge about Paralympic sport and to promote the substantial health and quality of life benefits that can be gained through participation in disability sport and physical activity.

Applications for the PhD close on 7th July 2017 and more information on the PhD itself, and on how to apply can be found at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBS401/phd-studentship-exploring-bilateral-shoulder-load-propulsion-asymmetries-and-their-relationship-with-pain-and-injuries-in-wheelchair-athletes/