Sport, Physical Activity and Health Research Centre


The work of the research centre is dedicated to advancing knowledge, impacting on the broad fields of sport, exercise and health as well as meeting the needs of users and interest groups. The Centre also aims to contribute to the health and well-being of the local community and society at large.

A number of postgraduate students form an important part of the Centre’s activity and we currently have a number of students working towards PhDs with staff also supervising students externally at other institutions. Our research team is supported by visiting professors and research fellows. Our capacity for field and laboratory based data collection and analysis is also a key factor in the centre’s programme of research allowing us to bring participants in but also conduct our research projects in the athlete’s and official’s natural environment.

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