|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Fully funded|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||12th May 2023|
Supervisor: Dr Vicky Gottwald
Applications are invited for a three-year fully funded PhD studentship within the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University. The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees for PhD students, plus a maintenance stipend (approx. £17,668 per annum for 3 years) as well as a generous research allowance. The studentship will commence with a preferred start date of October 1st 2023.
There is now robust literature demonstrating benefits of an external focus of attention for motor accuracy and economy. However, recent evidence suggests that a ‘somaesthetic awareness’ may facilitate performance when pertinent afferent information is proprioceptive in nature and subsequently congruent with attentional focus. The proposed studies aim to a) test these findings in an ecologically valid setting; b) employ interdisciplinary apparatus to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underpinning any differences; and c) employ mixed-methods approaches to provide a richer understanding surrounding instructions for motor learning.
Vicky Gottwald is a skill acquisition researcher and member of the Institute of Psychology for Elite Performance at Bangor University.
Our research quality places us in the UK top-5 research institutions in sport and exercise science. Bangor University is situated among the breathtaking landscape of North Wales.
Residency requirements: This studentship is primarily aimed at UK students. However, those who are interested, but are from outside the UK, should contact Dr Vicky Gottwald to discuss the conditions for the funding of international students.
General information: PhD students are expected to contribute to teaching in the school. We provide excellent training and many students achieve a nationally recognised professional teaching qualification. The initial appointment for the position will be for a period of one year, with an extension of 2 years after positive evaluation of capabilities. The appointment must lead to the completion of a PhD thesis.
Further information: Informal enquiries about the studentship should be directed to Vicky Gottwald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to apply:
All application must be received through our online application system: https://apps.bangor.ac.uk/applicant/
Applications must contain the following documents:
General enquiries: For general advice about how to apply and eligibility please visit the Bangor Doctoral School Website (https://www.bangor.ac.uk/doctoral-school/)
Please click on the ‘Apply’ button above to complete your application.
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