Supervising applied doctorate students: an individualised approach 

By Dr Liam Anderson Photo Credit: Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash  Doctorate level supervision is a highly rewarding task where you interact and work with some outstanding people on some highly engaging projects. Over the past 18 months or so, I’ve began supervising doctorate level students on either Professional Doctorates or applied PhD’s here within the … Continue reading “Supervising applied doctorate students: an individualised approach “

Cracking the Code: Navigating the World of Sports Feedback 

By Jamie Kyte So, as part of my role at the University, it also involves starting a Professional Doctorate—here’s to new beginnings and exciting times ahead, with lots of coffee needed.   Photo credit: Unseen Studio on Unsplash The primary goal of my research, conducted through my applied performance analysis work at the University, is to … Continue reading “Cracking the Code: Navigating the World of Sports Feedback “

Performance Monitoring is Introduced at The University of Birmingham 

By Daniel Lothian The Graduate School of Sport and Professional Practice (GSSPP) and The University of Birmingham have invested in a full athlete-monitoring GPS system, provided by leaders in the field Catapult Sports, to use for student development, provide further performance support to our flagship sports and undertake applied research. The GPS units themselves will … Continue reading “Performance Monitoring is Introduced at The University of Birmingham “

Being Human: A Team Sport 

By Katie Cronin The significance of fulfilling relationships in our professional lives is often overlooked despite the notion that connectedness with colleagues is closely linked to success at work and job satisfaction.  Baumeister and Leary’s ‘Need to Belong’ theory posits that the desire for belongingness is a fundamental driver for most human behaviours, including the … Continue reading “Being Human: A Team Sport “

The Next Generation of Sports Physiotherapists 

By Caroline White The pre-registration physiotherapy students at the University of Birmingham have supported the University sports teams for over 10 years, with the aim to give aspiring Sports Physiotherapists an opportunity to develop key skills to help them achieve their aspirations.   Over recent years, the scheme has been further enhanced with support from industry … Continue reading “The Next Generation of Sports Physiotherapists “

Meta-reflection in the Alps: Reviewing reviews 

By Dr Paul Garner Last week I attended the annual BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) Trainers Conference in Hintertux, Austria. This was the first time the training body of circa 70 people had met in person, and on snow since 2017. BASI Trainers are recruited and appointed via a rigorous selection process and are … Continue reading “Meta-reflection in the Alps: Reviewing reviews “

Marginal gains are great. When you’re ready. 

By Dr Tom Brownlee Photo Credit: Tim Foster on Unsplash I was talking to a PhD student at a Premier League club recently about the design of their upcoming study. Broadly speaking we were looking at whether a training modality, which is often used in clubs actually works or not. This led us off-topic a little to … Continue reading “Marginal gains are great. When you’re ready. “

 “They’re off!” Thoughts on a new cohort for the Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Sciences 

By Professor Barry Drust Photo Credit: Nicolas Holzey his month saw the start of 9 new students on the Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Birmingham. A new cohort of students and the start of a new academic cycle always brings excitement. There are new people to meet and interact with. … Continue reading “ “They’re off!” Thoughts on a new cohort for the Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Sciences “