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Funded PhD - Clearing confusing from concussion - University of Exeter

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  • Funded PhD - Clearing confusing from concussion - University of Exeter

    The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Football Association Wales, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Sport and Health Sciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the St Luke’s Campus in Exeter.

    Academic Supervisory team is made up of Dr Genevieve Williams, University of Exeter and Professor Gareth Irwin, Cardiff Metropolitan University, with external project lead Mr Sean Connelly, Football Association Wales.

    Brief Description: During this PhD you will work with the supervisory team to develop and validate quantitative pitchside tests for mild concussion in sports. You will work in both the laboratory and in a professional sports environment. We are looking for candidates with a range of skill sets, from engineering, applied psychology, biomechanics, mathematics to join our multidisciplinary team in this endeavor. Please indicate in your cover letter how you might contribute to our work, developing and validating pitch side tests for mild concussion in sports based on your particular skill set and interests.

    Funding: This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,285 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.

    Entry Requirements: Applicants for this studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology. We encourage students who have a 1st class honours degree and/or a Master level qualifications.

    If English is not your first language you will need to have achieved at least 6.5 in IELTS and no less than 6.0 in any section by the start of the project. Alternative tests may be acceptable (see

    How to apply
    In the application process you will be asked to upload a:
    • CV
    • Letter of application (outlining your academic interests, prior research experience, and reasons for wishing to undertake the project).
    • A brief research proposal highlighting how you will contribute to this project specifically. Up to 1 page long.
    • Transcript(s) giving full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained (this should be an interim transcript if you are still studying).
    • Names of two referees familiar with your academic work. You are not required to obtain references yourself. We will request references directly from your referees if you are shortlisted.
    • If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need to submit evidence of your proficiency in English.

    The closing date for applications is midnight on 12th April 2021. Interviews will be held virtually in the week commencing 26th April 2021.

    To apply follow this link:

    If you have any specific enquires please contact Dr Genevieve Williams:
    If you have any general enquiries about the application process please email or phone 0300 555 60 60 (UK callers) +44 (0) 1392 723044 (EU/International callers) Project-specific queries should be directed to the main supervisor.