Post Doctoral Research Fellow
(Fixed term contract 24 months)
Coventry University and Deakin University Consortium in Motor Skill for Holistic Development.
This post will be part of the Research Centre, Sports, Exercise & Life Sciences (CSELS), at Coventry University and based in the Coventry City Campus. Youth Movement and Behaviour is one of six themes within the Research Centre CSELS.
The theme is transdisciplinary and has wide international collaborations focused on youth movement behaviour and links to holistic development. The researchers use innovative techniques and cutting-edge approaches to solve the population issues around inadequate motor skill development and poor levels of physical activity.
Our work links explicitly into Health, Educational, Cognitive and Sports and Exercise related outcomes and spans disciplines including Sport and Exercise Science, Public Health, Biological Sciences, Systems Science and Education. Our work links to three big picture Sustainable Development Goals of the WHO: 3. Good health and well-being, 9. Industry innovation and infrastructure and 17. Partnerships for the goals.
We are looking to recruit a Postdoc Researcher as part of a collaboration with Deakin University, where they are also recruiting a postdoctoral researcher based in Australia. With a Researcher in both institutions there will be a mobility allowance to spend time at the other institution to help grow and strengthen our consortium.
Led by Prof Mike Duncan (Coventry University) and Prof Lisa Barnett (Deakin University) our multidisciplinary team includes staff from health, arts and education, sport, engineering, and information technology. We have a mix of senior, mid-career and early career researchers and those from quantitative and qualitative paradigms. Our research interests include:
analysing big data to answer important questions in the field of motor development for physical activity
objective automated novel technologies for motor skill measurement that can be used by the end user (e.g., teachers, coaches)
developing instrumentation around physical literacy that can be used by the end user (e.g., teachers, coaches)
complex system science intervention frameworks/evaluations in motor skill development
novel ways to increase children’s physical literacy
We also want to hear from you as to how your interests would work with our team.
We are looking for staff from a variety of disciplines with skills in:
Quantitative Data Analysis
Strength and Conditioning
Instrumentation Development, both objective and subjective
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Come and join us!
This is an exciting cutting-edge opportunity to work with the leaders in the field. To express an interest please contact Prof Mike Duncan (email@example.com) in the first instance.