Title: Physical Match Demands of International Female Cricketers
Funding: The cost of tuition fees for one year at the home fee rate. Due to this funding we can only accept applications from those with Home fee status. There will also be an additional CPD budget of £1,890 to cover write up fees and travel expenses.
Application deadline: 5pm on 26th November 2021.
Start date: End of January 2022.
Duration: 1 year (full time)
Location: Joint between Colchester Campus at the University of Essex, and the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University.
It is anticipated there will be an initial placement for a short duration at the University of Essex before the successful candidate joins the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University. You may also be required to travel to other locations.
To date, despite the global growth of women’s cricket, little is known regarding the physical demands of female International and domestic cricket matches.
Understanding the physical match demands and the key physical attributes will enable coaches and practitioners to better prepare cricketers for future major tournaments.
Therefore, the aims of the project include:
Alongside their research project the successful candidate will support England Women’s Sports Science & Medicine team in the areas outlined below. This work will largely be based at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University but will also at times require some travel to other venues.
The funding for this studentship covers:
Please note that this studentship is for a one year Master of Science by Dissertation (MSD) research degree. At the moment we are not able to fund this as a PhD project.
This project will be led by Dr Jamie Tallent, who will be joining the University of Essex from October 2021, with external collaboration from Dr Samuel Callaghan (St. Mary’s University).
From the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) the project lead will be Dr Thamindu Wedatilake (Research Lead England Women), Ian Durrant (Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach England Women), and Rob Ahmun (Head of Strength and Conditioning, ECB).
Applicants will need to possess the following qualifications and experience:
Although this studentship is led by the University of Essex, the work will be carried out at Loughborough and the successful candidate will be based there, rather than at Colchester.
You can apply for this postgraduate research opportunity online.
You will need to upload the following documents:
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 26th November 2021. The successful candidate will start at the end of January 2022.
When you apply online you will be prompted to fill out several boxes in the form: