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Funded PhD: Dynamics of human-structure interaction, University of Exeter UK

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  • Funded PhD: Dynamics of human-structure interaction, University of Exeter UK

    Funded PhD studentship in Dynamics of human-structure interaction, University of Exeter, UK.

    As part of the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Exeter, a fully funded PhD studentship to is open to applications.

    Project summary - The research will explore the mechanisms of human balance and stability for different types of floor motion (roll, pitch, heave and sway) at different levels and frequencies representing real situations in transport and on structures. It will also explore other factors such as haptic (touch), auditory and visual cues that improve or reduce tolerance. In turn this will allow better design of environments suitable for people with compromised balance.
    A suitable candidate for this project would have a background in engineering, mathematics, physics, or human movement science. Click here for more details on the project.

    The supervisory team – This project is a collaboration between Sport & Health Sciences and the Department of Mathematics the University of Exeter. Professor James Brown-John and Dr Genevieve Williams will form an interdisciplinary supervisory team.

    Funding - For successful eligible applicants the studentship comprises:

    · An index-linked stipend for up to 3.5 years full time (currently £14,777 per annum for 2018/19), pro-rata for part-time students.
    · Payment of University tuition fees (UK/EU)
    · Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) of £5,000 over 3.5 years, or pro-rata for part-time students

    Funding Eligibility - These studentships will be funded by the EPSRC and are available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK and are classed as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes. If you have not resided in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship, you are not eligible for a maintenance allowance so you would need an alternative source of funding for living costs. To be eligible for fees-only funding you must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU. For information on EPSRC residency criteria click here.

    More information on the EPSRC DTP and how to apply follow this link.
    The specific project is under the Research Theme: Mathematical Biology and Medicine, and is called Dynamics of human-structure interaction.

    For specific inquiries and before considering a full application please contact Dr Genevieve Williams via email

    The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on 07 January 2019. Interviews will be held at the University of Exeter Streatham Campus during the week of 04 February 2019.