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  • PhD studentship at the University of Ulster - orthoses research

    Applications are invited for the following DEL CAST studentship (Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology).
    The project is available through the Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute (in collaboration with TOG International) based in the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences at the Jordanstown Campus of the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

    Project area: Development of evidence-based outcome measures to determine the effectiveness of foot orthoses during dynamic gait

    Applicants should hold ordinary UK residence to be eligible for both fees and maintenance.  Non UK residents who hold ordinary EU residence may also apply but if successful will receive fees only. All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Sports Science, Engineering or a related discipline involving biomechanics. Successful candidates will enrol on a full-time research programme, of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress, leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
    The studentship will comprise tuition fees and a maintenance award (subject to UK residence status) of not less than £18,390 per annum, funded by DEL (the Department for Employment & Learning in NI) and TOG International.

    Applications are due by January 4th 2010. Interviews will be held in late January, 2010

    Application materials are available from:  Research Office, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, Tel: +44 28 7032 4729, e-mail: , Web:

    If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on the research project please contact:
    Prof Eric Wallace, tel: +44 28 9036 6535, email:


    Dr Michael Hanlon
    Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
    School of Sports Studies
    University of Ulster
    Northern Ireland