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Fully funded PhD Studentship. Appropriately complex biomechanical models of running

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  • Fully funded PhD Studentship. Appropriately complex biomechanical models of running

    PhD Studentships. Tuition fees and tax free scholarship of 13,726 a year for three years.
    Appropriately complex biomechanical models of running.

    Supervisors: Prof Richard Baker and Dr Steve Preece. University of Salford, UK.

    This studentship builds on a recently completed PhD study looking at appropriately complex models of walking and an ongoing project documenting the kinematics and kinetics of running. The hypothesis of the work is that many contemporary musculoskeletal models of walking and running are too complex to give useful insights whereas many other models are too simple. The idea of this project is to apply advanced forward dynamic modelling techniques to models of appropriate complexity to provide biomechanical insights into the underlying mechanisms we use when running.

    The ideal candidate will have a good mechanical engineering, physics or applied maths degree capable of developing forward dynamic models within MatLab. Candidates from other backgrounds may apply but should provide evidence of a solid background in mechanics and/or biomechanical modelling.

    This studentship is offered under the Pathway to Excellence scheme at the University of Salford (
    For informal queries please e-mail .

    Deadline 31st March 2014. If you are applying please let me know so that I can ensure we track your application in amongst the application for the other 33 funded scholarship. (Please note that this is the only scholarship available in a related field so there is no point enquiring whether there are other opportunities).