June 2011 For immediate release PhD students sought for Men¶s Health research

The Centre for Men¶s Health at Leeds Metropolitan University is seeking to appoint two PhD studentships, focusing on men¶s experience of ill-health and men and health promotion .

Established in 2007, the Centre for Men's Health is uniquely placed to help challenge, improve and understand men's health and is one of the leading research centres of its kind in Europe. Research addresses the physical, psychological and social impact s on the health of men. The Centre created the pioneering and successful Tackling Men¶s Health Campaign, which was launched in 2008 and targets fans at rugby matches, encouraging them to address the issues of men¶s health.

Professor Alan White, the world¶s first Professor of Men¶s Health and CoDirector of Leeds Metropolitan¶s Centre for Men¶s Health, commented: ³With the imminent launch of the EC¶s State of Men¶s Health in Europe Report there is growing interest in men¶s health and the work of the Centre for Men¶s Health. As the lead researchers on this report, and many other important studies on men¶s heath, the team offer s a wealth of experience, expertise and enthusiasm in this emerging field of study. This is a great opportunity.´

The studentships, which are open to all home and EU students, will cover academic fees plus a maintenance grant and an allowance to support conference attendance and research expenses.

For further information and an application form, please contact Victoria Savory on 0113 812 3558 or email researchstudentadmin@leedsmet.ac.uk. The deadline is Friday 1 July and applicants are requested to submit a research proposal outline of no more than three sides of A4. For an informal discussion, applicants can contact Professor Alan White (0113 8124358) or Dr Steve Robertson (0113 8124359) www.leedsmet.ac.uk/health/menshealth

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For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Media team at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email c.braithwaite@leedsmet.ac.uk
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Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and 3, 000 staff. The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated at the highest leve ls of 4* and 3*.

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Leeds Met has been rated the top university in the UK for its language support, accommodation quality and learning spaces in the 2010 Autumn Wave of the International Student Barometer and sixth in the world for the quality of its lectures.

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Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.

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