These scholarships are part of the largest high performance sports programme in the UK, supporting more than 700 student athletes since its inception in 1981, sending athletes to Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games.
The main goal of this project is to develop a novel psychosocial intervention that can contribute to enabling retired athletes and military service personnel to understand their social identities and available social support and to develop psychological/mental skills to apply to their transitions process without addiction to negative behaviours such as drugs, alcohol, and gambling.
The University of Stirling, in partnership with Nutricia Research, is inviting applications for a three year full-time funded PhD studentship to commence in November/December 2019. The studentship will include the opportunity of a six month internship working within the Muscle Centre of Excellence team at Nutricia Research in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The overarching aim of this unique studentship is to comprehensively examine the metabolic fate of ingested omega (ω) -3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFA) in blood, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue.