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02-09-2006, 11:58 PM
A funded PhD studentship is available in the Sports Biomechanics Research
Group at Loughborough University for a project entitled:

Optimisation of vaulting performance

This research project will investigate optimum techniques in the vault
event of Artistic Gymnastics using a multi-segment torque-driven computer
of the human body to simulate the contact with the vaulting table.
Subject-specific strength and inertia data will be obtained on a gymnast
via anthropometric and dynamometer measurements. Three-dimensional
performance data will be obtained using a marker-based motion analysis
system and will
be used in the evaluation of the model prior to application. Optimised
vaulting techniques will be determined together with contributions to
vaulting performance in order to gain an understanding of the mechanics of
elite vaulting technique.

Applicants should have an appropriate background in biomechanics,
mathematics and gymnastics.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Mike Hiley (email
M.J.Hiley@lboro.ac.uk or tel. 01509 226373)

Employer: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough
Location: Loughborough University
Bursary: Stipend (10,500) and tuition fees at UK/EU rate
Duration of Contract: 3 years full-time

Closing Date: 27/02/2006
Interview Date(s): March/April
Contact Details: For further details about the studentships available and
application procedures please visit our website.

For general enquiries please contact Jo Bebb (J.E.Bebb@lboro.ac.uk, tel.
01509 226323)

About the Employer: School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough
University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
Employer Website: www.lboro.ac.uk


Mike Hiley

Michael Hiley, PhD
Research Fellow
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Sir John Beckwith Building
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU
tel : +44 (0) 1509 226373
fax : +44 (0) 1509 226301