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girwin88
09-04-2006, 01:55 AM
PhD Studentship

Sports Biomechanics

Supervisor: Prof David G Kerwin

Cardiff School of Sport

Starting October 2006

EPSRC SESAME Research Collaboration: www.sesame.ucl.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an EPSRC sponsored PhD studentship in Sports Biomechanics. This studentship is one part of a multi-centre project aimed at improving performance in athletics (www.sesame.ucl.ac.uk). The studentship is to be based in the National Indoor Athletics Centre, the Cardiff School of Sport, UWIC.

The research will focus on the interface between coaching and biomechanics with the aim of converting coaching expertise into quantifiable measures to inform biomechanical models of sprinting. In addition to standard 3D tracking, force and high speed video analysis, novel athlete worn sensors will be incorporated into routine training to provide feedback to athletes and coaches.

Applicants should have a good first degree in Sports Science or other related discipline. Informal enquiries should be made to Prof David G Kerwin (email dkerwin@uwic.ac.uk, tel. 02920 417274) or Dr Gareth Irwin (email: girwin@uwic.ac.uk, tel. 02920 416649).
The studentship is open to Home, EU or OS students but funding will be at the Home fee level only Stipend current EPSRC rate (stipend of 12,300 for 2006/7) and tuition fees at UK/EU rate.

Application forms can be obtained from Dr G Davies (email: gdavies@uwic.ac.uk, tel. 02920 416539). To apply please send a CV and application form to Dr G Davies (email: gdavies@uwic.ac.uk, tel. 02920 416539). Director of Research, Cardiff School of Sport, UWIC, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th September 2006 with interviews being held Friday 29th September 2006 for entrance in October 2006.

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Dr Gareth Irwin
Senior Lecturer
Head of Biomechanics
Cardiff School of Sport,
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)
Cyncoed Campus
Cardiff
CF23 6XD.

B.A.S.E.S Accredited Biomechanist

email: girwin@uwic.ac.uk
Tel: 029 20 41 6649

http://www.uwic.ac.uk/sspr/staff_profiles/irwin_g.asp