A physically active Canadian population
To conduct research that will help design urban and rural environments that equitably increase physical activity for the entire population
I am currently recruiting trainees who are interested in pursuing MSc and PhD degrees related to population physical activity at Memorial University of Newfoundland. I’m particularly interested in students with a background in human kinetics, computer science, geography, or public health with an interest in physical activity and social inequalities. If you are interested, email email@example.com with a description of your research interest.
I have specific opportunities related to projects on public bikeshare, algorithm development for mobile sensing using cell phones and smart watches, creating walkability measures and GIS infrastructure, health and household travel surveys, and evaluation of theoretical components of physical activity apps.
I will provide initial funding for successful candidates. However, candidates are required to apply for external funding for their research (e.g., CIHR). Applications for external funding are typically done 8-10 months prior to the funding start date. To enhance your chance of success please contact me well in advance so I can provide sufficient guidance for your application.
The highest returns can be reaped by imagination in combination with a logical and critical mind, a spice of ingenuity coupled with an eye for the simple and humdrum, and a width of vision in the pursuit of facts that is allied with an attention to detail that is almost nauseating.
Sir Austin Bradford Hill
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Physical Education Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL