PHD Opportunity with Ospreys Rugby

Ospreys Rugby, in partnership with Swansea University are offering a fully-funded PHD ahead of the new season. 

The aim of this PhD project is to investigate whether match performance indicators (PIs) are effective at predicting match outcomes at the elite rugby union level in the PRO14.

The candidate will review current match performance indicators and apply these to legacy data from our project partner, Ospreys rugby, to retrospectively establish their efficacy in match prediction. The legacy data comprises individual athlete, team, strategy and wellness information. This data will be augmented over the duration of the PhD by the inclusion of head impact loading data, collected by the student, allowing a new generation of PIs to be established and verified across PRO14 seasons 21-22 and 22-23.

The candidate will be embedded in a professional rugby environment and will be expected to adhere to strict non-interference rules. They will be responsible for collecting multi-channel data from a range of micro-technology devices that assess performance and monitor training load and ultimately will oversee data quality, provenance and curation within a standardised database.

For more information about the Scholarship and details on how to apply click here. 

Applications close 31st May 2021.