PhD Studentship – Clinical Kinaesiology at Cardiff University, UK – 2015

cardiff_univThis PhD is funded by Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Sciences and will be supervised by Prof Robert van Deursen. This study is carried out in collaboration with the research group led by Dr Ilse Jonkers, University of Leuven within the context of the Partnership between Cardiff University and University of Leuven. Dr Ilse Jonkers is also co-supervisor for this project.

The project primarily takes place at the Research Centre for Clinical Kinaesiology, Cardiff which is a well-equipped movement laboratory; with good clinical links to a number of hospitals in the vicinity and clinical researchers in the area of rehabilitation. Part of the time the student will be working at the University of Leuven to develop the musculoskeletal modelling skills required for completion of the project.

Project title: The implications of movement adaptations in knee patients for joint control and loading


  • This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year).
  • One studentship is available.
  • Additional funding of the value £500 for running costs such as travel expenses is available.


Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students without further restrictions.

Academic criteria: Essential:  BSc 2:1 or 1st or equivalent in relevant area (Physiotherapy; Sports/Exercise Science/Movement Science). Experience in rehabilitation research and movement analysis; computer programming for biomechanical analysis and musculoskeletal modelling.

Desirable: MSc in movement science/clinical biomechanics/movement analysis

How to Apply

In the first instance, you should submit a CV & Covering Letter to The successful candidate will then be invited to submit a standard application for Postgraduate Study via the Online Application Service.

The deadline for applications is 7 August 2015 at 9am

Interviews are likely to take place during mid August 2015.

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