TAGS: British Wheelchair BasketballDavid MaidmentEd CopeLoughborough UniversityPeter Harrison CentrePhD

Application details:

Reference number: SSEHS/DM/EC

Start date of studentship: 1st January 2021

Closing date of advert: 6th November 2020

Interview date: 16th November 2020


Primary supervisors: Dr David Maidment & Dr Ed Cope

Secondary supervisor: Dr Carolyn Plateau

Applications are invited for a full-time, three-year PhD studentship, jointly funded by British Wheelchair Basketball. The successful applicant will be supervised by an interdisciplinary team to evaluate British Wheelchair Basketball’s ‘Inspire A Generation’ programme. The studentship will also involve working alongside colleagues within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (Dr Carolynne Mason), Peter Harrison Centre for Disability (Professor Vicky Tolfrey), and Para Sport (Nik Diaper).

Full Project Detail:

Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced sport, allowing both disabled and non-disabled people to compete in domestic leagues and competitions. British Wheelchair Basketball, with the support of Sport England, is currently delivering the Inspire A Generation programme. This 4-year programme’s broad aim is to increase participation and engagement in inclusive wheelchair basketball activities using traditional and digital interventions.

This studentship will employ a mixed method approach to evaluate the extent to which the Inspire A Generation programme enables regular participation in physical activity, as well as improve mental wellbeing, and enhance overall quality of life. The successful applicant will be expected to engage with a range of stakeholders, including participants and coaches, to identify both successful aspects of the programme and those that require further development.

This studentship will contribute to Loughborough University’s profile as number one in the world for sport-related academia. The studentship aligns with our world-leading Para Sport strategy, to create life-shaping opportunities through the development of an inspirational and inclusive Para Sport offer.

Find out more:

British Wheelchair Basketball: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/

School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ssehs/

Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/phc/

Para Sport: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/sport/para-sport/

Funding information:

The studentship is for 3 years and is intended to start on the 1st January 2021. The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,285 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non-EU) students may apply; however, the total value of the studentship will cover the International Tuition Fee only.

Contact details:

For an informal conversation regarding this studentship please contact either Dr David Maidment or Dr Ed Cope

Email: d.w.maidment@lboro.ac.uk/e.cope@lboro.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1509 225439/226453

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select “School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences”.

Please quote reference number: SSEHS/DM/EC