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: firstname.lastname@example.org