Exercise & Diabetes: Part Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Investigating the Impact of Physica...

Swansea University
March 14 2016
Position Type
Full Time
This studentship is aligned to the University's MSc by Research Sports Science programme.

Regular exercise is promoted as part of a healthy lifestyle for people with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) but many patients fail to reach Government physical activity standards (e.g. Plotnikoff et al. 2005). Fears around loss of glycaemic control during and after exercise (Brazeau et al., 2008) are exacerbated by a lack of understanding of how different forms of exercise can exert different physiological demands. This leaves many patients at risk of a lower degree of cardio-respiratory fitness and correspondingly may explain the higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, and earlier mortality in this co-hort.


In this exploratory study we aim to examine the impact of cardio-respiratory fitness, glycaemic status, and functional capacity in recreationally active people with T1DM.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Richard Bracken and based within the state of the art facilities of the Department of Sports and Exercise Science, situated in Swansea University's Bay Campus. The research is likely to be carried out in the Joint Clinical Research Facility, Singleton Park Campus. For more information, please visit: http://www.diabeteswales.org.uk/research.htm

The successful candidate will be expected to start their studentship in October 2016.


Candidates should have a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant area such as Sport and Exercise Science, Medicine, Physiology and/or Psychology. Candidates must also have the ability to communicate effectively with others and co-ordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.

This scholarship is open to UK, EU and international students.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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