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05-25-2010, 06:44 PM
Fully Funded PhD Studentship

Staffordshire University - Faculty of Health

The CSHER and the Faculty of Health at Staffordshire University is pleased to be able to offer a PhD research studentship for three years commencing 1st July 2010. This award will be offered on a fully-funded basis, which includes a tuition fee and a tax-free stipend of 12000 per annum.

Applications are sought from suitably qualified individuals wishing to pursue research leading to a PhD under the supervision of leading researchers and clinicians. It is expected that applicants will have at least a first class honours or a good upper second class degree in a subject relevant to their research proposal. Whilst, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, experience of using opto-electronic gait analysis systems and usage of experimental simulation systems would be preferable.

You will work within the Clinical Biomechanics Team at the Centre for Sport Health and Exercise Research on an exciting area to investigate the relationship between the spine and the lower limbs with a focus on back pain. You will be working with established researchers (Prof Nachi Chockalingam/ Prof P Dangerfield) and senior clinicians involved in Spinal Surgery (Mr E Ahmed) and rehabilitation (Prof A Ward).

How to Apply

You are required to send a copy of your CV and well constructed research proposal (2-3 A4 pages long) to:

FAO: Mrs Barbara Brown,


Faculty of Health,

Staffordshire University,

Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF

Deadline for submission of application (including research proposal): Friday 9th June 2010 with interviews taking place before the end of June 2010.

Enquiries about the application process can be made to Barbara Brown at b.j.brown@staffs.ac.uk. Informal enquiries about the research areas should, in the first instance, be directed to Prof Nachi Chockalingam at n.chockalingam@staffs.ac.uk.

Thierry Larose Chevalier

Research Scholar in Biomechanics

Faculty of Health

Staffordshire University

United Kingdom

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