Body segment sequencing to optimize performance in the water polo shot


Matching the requirements of your course PhD study, you will have the opportunity to examine and evaluate performance in the development of skill in shooting for goal in water polo. This opportunity will also include personal and professional skill development, as well as study related training associated with the research methodologies in the area of biomechanics and motor behaviour. Throughout your study, your development will be overseen by two research supervisors.


Professor Ross Sanders

Research Location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program Type



This opportunity is open for application to students looking to complete a PhD, and with an interest and passion for exercise and sport science. Project involvement will benefit those presently studying Exercise and Sport Science, or those wanting to study in the area with an appropriate study background (e.g., a sciences degree). It will be helpful, although not paramount, if applicants have experience in research skills, and have competency in using data analysis software (e.g., SPSS). Likewise, professional conduct, personal organisation, communication, written skill, and punctuality will be important.   For the successful applicant, you will be based at The Cumberland Campus under the supervision of Prof. Ross Sanders and Dr. Steve Cobley. The weekly time period of commitment on the project is subject to the applicant’s course related and personal circumstances.

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Motor Skill, Water Polo, Goal Shooting, Eggbeater Kick, Motor control, sport

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1814

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