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PhD Position:British Tennis & Cardiff Metropolitan University Biomechanics and S&C

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  • PhD Position:British Tennis & Cardiff Metropolitan University Biomechanics and S&C

    Dear All,

    With tennis players training near physiological maximum identifying the most effective and efficient pathways of skill development and performance enhancement is desirable. Developing initial insights in the coaching knowledge and the conceptual understanding of skill will contribute to this PhD programme. Using coaching knowledge in conjunction with biomechanics and motor control approaches this research will aim to examine the biomechanical determinants of successful performance and explore effective skill and physical development methods in Tennis. Exploring the training principles using biomechanics and motor control theory this project aims to make training more effective efficient and safe. The overall purpose of the research is to gain an insight into the key biomechanical indicators that may be used to develop athlete-centred training programmes in order to improve performance.
    A detailed research proposal will be developed that ensures maximum impact in the area as well as producing high quality scientifically grounded research.

    Package: Four-year bursary of £21,000 per annum (2019/2020 rate) plus tuition fees (at EU/UK rate)
    Start date: As soon as possible in agreement with the supervisory team
    Supervisory Team: Professor Gareth Irwin (Director of Study), Dr Laurie Needham (University of Bath), Dr Genevieve Williams (University of Exeter) and Chris McLeod (Lawn Tennis Association).

    Informal enquiries should be directed to:
    Professor Gareth Irwin
    Tel: +44 (0)29 2020 5027
    Mob: +44 (0)7966427296

    Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
    Closing Date: Wednesday 13th November
    Interview Date: Wednesday 20th November

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    Gareth Irwin
    Head of Biomechanics
    Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
    Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Tel: +44 (0)29 2041 7274
    Mob: +44 (0)7966427296
    Twitter: @IrwinGareth
    Co-Director of the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence: FAW Medical and Performance Centre
    Professor Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
    Visiting Professor, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Research Associate, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Former President of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport