PhD opportunity in Mental Health and Adventure

A fully funded PhD opportunity for anyone interested in investigating adventure sports as a mainstream addition to the promotion of wellbeing and prevention of illness.

In England the cost of psychological health problems is about £70-100 billion. According to a recent report by Sport England, despite the common belief that adventure is only linked to risk-taking personalities, over 58% of the UK population enjoy adventure activities. Over 92% of those surveyed reported that participation enhanced wellbeing. Adventure has the potential to be a viable element of the nation’s wellbeing promotion and illness prevention strategy for a range of psychological (and physical) wellbeing measures. This study will use an interdisciplinary approach to mapping and measuring wellbeing benefits of adventure with the aim of testing principled interventions.

If you are interested the full-time sponsored PhD opportunity in Carnegie Faculty of Leeds Beckett university is now live –

Check the section: Active Lifestyles led by Professor Jim McKenna

The closing date for submissions is midnight Sunday 8th May 2016.

For more details or a chat please contact Eric Brymer:

2 thoughts on “PhD opportunity in Mental Health and Adventure

  1. Dan Caston April 8, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Hi Eric-
    I hope you are doing well! We lost contact after I finished up my PhD studies and you moved back to England. I would really like to stay in touch as I always enjoyed our conversations and how we worked together.

    Sounds like a great opportunity. Any possibility I could do post-doc work?

    Take care of your goodness

    Dan Caston, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Recreation Leadership
    Ferrum College
    PO Box 1000
    Ferrum, VA 24088


    • ericbrymer April 11, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Wonderful to hear from you ..
      I hope I have written a short email to connect .. let me know if it gets to you??



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