New research partnership is launched by University Centre Hartpury


Experts from University Centre Hartpury will be among the speakers at a showpiece event for sports industry professionals marking the launch of an exciting new research partnership.

University Centre Hartpury – one of the UK’s leading sporting educational centres – is teaming up with Sports Injury Fix with the aim of producing ground-breaking research into the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. is a rapidly growing website that has brought the fragmented injury treatment marketplace together, making it simple for people to find the right treatment.

Launching the partnership, the Sports Injury Fix Conference at University Centre Hartpury on 10 June, will include talks and practical sessions related to managing endurance athletes, nutrition and business management.

This professional development event on Sunday, 10 June, will especially appeal to sports therapists, physiotherapists, sports massage therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and sports rehabilitators.

Speakers from University Centre Hartpury will include:

  • Andrew Dobson – Programme Manager and Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition;
  • Richard Mack – Lead Physiotherapist for Hartpury RFC and Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy;
  • Kevin Ball – Senior Lecturer teaching business and management-related subjects in the HE Sports Department

Gareth Knox, Research and Knowledge Exchange Arena Lead: Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing in University Centre Hartpury’s Sports department, said: “With our facilities and expertise combined with the network and knowledge of Sports Injury Fix, it is sure to be an exciting partnership.

“We’re delighted to be hosting the conference, which will provide delegates with fresh insights into a range of topics and opportunities to be part of roundtable discussions exploring current issues within the industry that warrant further research.”

Picture: Richard Mack (centre)

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