PhD Studentship: Dementia and Sports reminiscence, memory and nostalgia: Engaging with the cultural dimensions of sport as a means of improving community engagement for people living with dementia.
The Institute of Sport & Exercise Science aspires to develop a national and international reputation for research in related disciplines and areas, embracing all forms of research with a focus on applied research and knowledge transfer. Its Sport, Exercise and the Body Research Interest Groups is a novel collaborative research enterprise that critically explores social issues associated with Sport, Exercise and the Body; to support research that is interdisciplinary, theoretically sound and embedded in empirical evidence; and to increase the appreciation of high quality socio-cultural research.
The Research School is a focal point for all our research students. It provides:
• day-to-day support for our students, both administrative and practical, through our dedicated team
• a Research Student Study Space with both PCs and laptop docking station
• a comprehensive Researcher Development Programme for students and their supervisors
• a programme of student-led conferences and seminars
Applicants should have or be able to evidence:
• (or expect to receive) preferably a MA/MSc in the Sociology or Psycho-social aspects of Sport/Sport Studies/Physical Education fields or a closely related and relevant discipline OR Masters level study in psychology, sociology, dementia studies or a closely related and relevant discipline
• A First or Upper Second (2.1) Honours Degree with a relevant social science background such as Psychology, Sociology, Sport Studies or Physical Education, or, a closely related and relevant discipline such as Public Health or Education
• Proficiency in oral and written English;
• Computer literacy;
• Ability to take initiative on the project and organise and meet deadlines;;
• Good interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work independently and contribute to a team;
• A high level of commitment and an enthusiastic approach to completing a higher research degree
• Experience in the use of qualitative and quantitative research skills and methodologies within psycho-social/psychological/sociological /health domains
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