***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi everyone, please can you circulate the following PhD opportunity: Using social networks to encourage teenagers to become more physically active **FUNDING CONFIRMED** The PhD student will work within a multidisciplinary team of researchers (including Prof Tom Valente, University of Southern California) to design, implement and evaluate a novel social network intervention to increase physical activity in teenagers. Method: The PhD programme will comprise 3 main components: (i) Systematic review – investigating the effectiveness of previous social network interventions for health behaviour change (physical activity, smoking, diet, alcohol) in adolescents (13-18 year olds); (ii) Exploration of social networks for physical activity behaviour change – using quantitative and/or qualitative methods, the student will explore, with a sample of adolescents, how their social networks, including friends and family, influence health behaviours and to investigate how we can utilise these networks to increase physical activity; (iii) Feasibility study – this information will be used to inform the development of a novel social network intervention to increase physical activity in adolescents. We welcome applications from honours graduates (2.1 or higher degree classification) in a relevant discipline. Apply now: http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=59475 **Closing date: Sunday 19th July 2015 For more information please contact: Dr Ruth Hunter Centre for Public Health Queen's University Belfast Northern Ireland, UK E-mail: [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.