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  • Chair in sport and exercise sciences

    Faculty of Biological Sciences

    JOB REF: FBSMS0022

    1.1. This is a major strategic investment by the University to achieve an ambitious improvement in academic performance and enhanced student experience.

    It is anticipated that the post holder will be a research leader, able to work across different aspects of the Sport and Exercise Sciences research at the University and play a significant role in maximising the opportunities offered by multi-disciplinary research. Our research uses contemporary systems-integrative perspective to investigate exercise responses, control mechanisms and exercise adherence. Application and translation spans elite athletes, the elderly and children, as well as patients with chronic heart, cancer and lung disease, spinal cord injuries, and motor impairments. The group incorporates both multi- and inter-disciplinary research aimed at improving the understanding of the relationship between physical activity patterns, health and the predisposition to chronic diseases. (

    The post holder will be located in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, reporting to the Director of the Institute of Membrane and Systems Biology. In this faculty research in sport and exercise sciences principally consists of exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor control and biomechanics.

    Preliminary enquiries about the post may be made to:

    Professor Paul Millner
    Director, Institute of Membrane and Systems Biology
    Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 3149


    Dr Andrea Utley
    Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 35087