Performance Analysis Suite

Assessing the health economics of a home-based exercise programme in obese adults (MSc by Research)

About this project

The MSc project advertised is funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and University of Hull to determine the economic cost of running a novel resistance and walking exercise programme we have developed and currently running in obese individuals prior to bariatric surgery. The intervention is aimed at improving body composition, strength/power, psychological factors/quality of life and functional abilities. 

The project will investigate the economic factors (e.g. cost of equipment/exercise specialists time etc. vs. the perceived and actual physiological, psychological and social benefits of the programme) to determine if the programme is economically viable on this small scale and assess the potential to upscale to both a regional and national level.


Dr Rebecca Vince -

Phil Marshall -

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The studentship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provide a bursary of up to £9,000 p.a. for 1 year.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a First or upper Second Class UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as Economics or related discipline. A knowledge/experience of Health Economics is desirable together with relevant research experience.

How to apply

Applications for scholarship consideration at the University of Hull should be made through the Postgraduate Application system.

On the second page of your application, please select “Graduate Scholarship” as the type of scholarship you are applying for. 

Alternatively, for more information please contact: Dr Rebecca Vince or Phil Marshall

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Application deadline: 23 February 2018