Developing systems-based approaches to addressing population levels of physical inactivity
Details of the studentship / Manylion yr Ysgoloriaeth
Three-year bursary plus tuition fees (at EU/UK rate). Stipend amounts are in line with RCUK rates. For 2019/20 this is set at £15,009. For subsequent years, the doctoral stipend will match those outlined annually by the RCUK.
Applications are invited for this exciting opportunity to study in a contemporary project aimed at understanding more about systems-based approaches to addressing population level physical inactivity. This opportunity is a fully funded three-year PhD studentship at Cardiff Metropolitan University to begin in September 2019 with completion by August 2022. The main location for the successful candidate will be Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
In response to a global concern in population levels of physical inactivity, the World Health Organisation in 2018 launched the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA) (https://www.who.int/ncds/prevention/physical-activity/gappa/action-plan). This PhD seeks to understand how the implementation of GAPPA is taking place around the world, and how this learning can be utilised to support the promotion of physical activity in the UK and specifically in Wales. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach that uses mixed methods including quantitative and qualitative methods, policy and discourse analysis, the doctoral study aims to develop new knowledge about the implementation of systems-based approaches to support the public health agenda of physical inactivity.
Closing Date / Dyddiad Cau
Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Diane Crone: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 5th July 2019. Interviews for the post will be on 23rd July 2019.