PhD: Physical fitness in child and adolescent obesity
This PhD will explore the measurement and promotion of physical fitness in children and adolescents with obesity through a series of studies.
- Principal investigator(s) Dr Grace O'Malley
- Research theme Population Health and Health Services
Child and adolescent obesity poses a significant challenge for public health and healthcare services. Obesity onset during childhood can herald increased risk of short-term complications including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, cardiometabolic and psychological impairments.
In addition, early-onset obesity can increase the risk of chronic disease in adulthood. Physical fitness is a key factor for optimising health function and participation throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
Tenure: Four years
The candidate should be a motivated individual who is passionate about child health and equality. The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills and work well with a team.
- Msc/MCh minimum or equivalent health professional qualification.
- English teaching language requirements are listed here.
Desirable candidate specifications include:
- Clinical experience with children/adolescence
- Quantitative research methods
- Qualitative research methods
- Systematic review experience
Please apply with an up-to-date CV, a 500-word statement outlining your interest in and suitability for the position, and contact details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful candidates will be able to attend a virtual interview if they wish.
- Closing date for applications is June 2021.
- Shortlisting will take place in July 2021
- Interviews take place in August 2021
- The position will begin in October 2021