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Sport Research Degrees

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With around 30 current PhD students, we have a vibrant and diverse postgraduate community conducting research in a wide range of sport disciplines.

A recent Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) revealed that 90% of students were satisfied with their programme and 100% of students were satisfied with the development of their research skills as a result of their supervision.

Our research in the Institute of Sport spans 6 broad themes and these encompass a range of research interests and approaches.

If you have a research idea you would like to pursue or just want to find out more about PhD research please do get in touch with our Research Degrees Co-ordinator Jason Lake on j.lake@chi.ac.uk. Please also feel free to contact potential supervisors to arrange preliminary discussions about PhD research with us.

Our Supervisors

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Dr Phil Birch
Professor Sam Blacker
Dr Melissa Day
Dr Sarah Edmunds
Dr Suzanne Everley
Professor Beverley Hale
Dr Chris Hodgson
Dr Penny Hudson
Professor Jason Lake
Professor Mike Lauder
Dr Melissa Mantle
Dr Jordan Matthews
Dr Sarah Needham-Beck
Dr Julia Potter
Dr Carla Amanda Rue
Dr Jenny Smith
Dr Neal Smith
Professor Marcus Smith
Professor Mark Willems

Our PhD Students

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Toby Richards

Part-time PhD Student

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Simon Federer

Part-time PhD Student

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Guillermo Martinez-Arastey

Part-time PhD Student

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Tilly Spurr

Senior Lecturer Sports and Exercise Nutrition

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Sport Research

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