The University of Hull has announced it will deliver a new PhD cluster of research as part of its official partnership with Team GB.
The research projects will focus on three key themes – sustainability, social impact and athlete transition into retirement after competition – aligned to the strategic objectives of Team GB.
Team GB and the University of Hull are working in collaboration to launch the trio of new research projects.
It comes as part of an exclusive partnership between Team GB and the University, which spans the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Dr Dave Richards, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Enterprise at the University of Hull, said: “The University of Hull’s partnership with Team GB has provided unique opportunities for students and staff right across our organisation, from teaching and learning to research and knowledge exchange.
“I am delighted that the University can support Team GB through these three exciting PhD projects, which have been shaped around their strategy for the future.
Charlotte Thompson, Director of Strategic Planning & Research at Team GB, said: “We are proud to launch these three strategic PHD opportunities with the University of Hull.
“With the university’s research power, expertise and support and our insight and ambition at Team GB we are excited to see what we can achieve.”
Earlier this year, Team GB double Olympic Champion Max Whitlock MBE was announced as a new ambassador for the University of Hull.
Max will give students the opportunity to gain insight into the mindset of an elite athlete at the pinnacle of their profession.
Max is the first ever British artistic gymnast to win gold at the Olympic Games – and as one of Britain’s great sporting heroes, is set to bring to life the University’s ambition to inspire students, staff and the public to find their extraordinary.