Virtual Postgraduate open evening
Find out more about our taught and research degrees, as well as PhDs, in animal, agriculture, equine, sport and veterinary subjects.
Book onto our next Postgraduate virtual open evening on Thursday 25 March.
Our communities of practice enable like-minded people from all walks of life to come together and turn their passion or concern for a specific subject into positive action. Through regular interaction with others, you’ll exchange knowledge and ideas, with the ultimate aim of driving change for the better. From academic researchers and industry professionals to students and members of the local community, we welcome anyone who shares our desire to make a difference in our focus areas.
Convener: Lucy Bearman-Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canine Sport & Performance Community of Practice will focus on different aspects of the field, including biomechanics, nutrition, behaviour, training and dog-handler interaction.
We have recently established partnerships with the Kennel Club’s GB Agility team and the British Flyball Association which will support research in these rapidly developing dog sports to underpin and inform the projects we will undertake through this CoP. We’re keen to work with those with human and animal specialisms.
Convener: Linda Greening email@example.com
Headstart is a programme of outreach activity developed to help level 3 students raise awareness and student aspirations around higher education and careers. Within this programme students are encouraged to self-reflect and further develop academic study skills. This community of practice will involve considering how best to evaluate the activity in terms of impact and how to roll this out on a larger scale.
Convener: Aisling Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org
This community will focus primarily on two aspects: bringing science to the community and Cheltenham Science Festival. The hope is to achieve these aspects by utilising every opportunity to engage the public, industry and schools through all the events and activities we already run and to get the planning and preparation of CSF up and running so that we can make the most of this very worthwhile event. There will hopefully also be opportunity to get involved in STEM mentoring or education/career support with STEM learning.
Convener: Dr Alison Wills email@example.com
This community of practice aims to investigate key issues associated with the health and welfare of common exotic pet species including rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents. Outcomes of research projects are intended to directly inform practice of pet owners and industry to promote improved welfare for these species. As many health and welfare problems of these species are linked to husbandry, both owner and veterinary understanding of the specialist requirements of these species is paramount.
Convener: Dr Kate Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Engagement Community of Practice aims to bring together projects and people from around the University looking into many aspects of student engagement.
It hopes the community of practice will encourage collaborative scholarship and research and bring together like minded staff. It is hoped that the community will have face to face conversations and continued online contributions to foster creativity and innovation and share best practice within the University.
Convener: Marianne Davies email@example.com
This community of practice will focus on coaching in equestrian sports. The goal is to develop a community that is truly transdisciplinary. The goal of the group is to learn more about the wider influences that impact equestrian coaching and identify the opportunities and challenges of effectively revolutionising training, welfare, safety and coaching practice.
Researchers and professionals are invited to join from all related areas including: coaching, skill acquisition, psychology, motivation, animal ethology, equine learning, welfare, physiotherapy, biomechanics, physiology, kinanthropometry, strength & conditioning, traditional and adventure sports.
Convener: Dr Gareth Knox firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hartlinx Community of Practice focusses on the physical activity of children and adolescents. More specifically, Hartlinx is concerned with the determinants of physical activity and associations with outcomes such as obesity, diabetes, mental health, academic performance and fitness. Further to this, promotion of physical activity within this group is a priority of Hartlinx, looking to develop sustainable and cost effective interventions within schools and the community.
Convener: Philip Watson email@example.com
This Community of Practice aims to look at welfare and wellbeing within the agriculture sector. It will link to farmer and farm worker wellbeing and welfare, animal welfare and wellbeing, environmental wellbeing and sustainability, and business performance and sustainability.
Convener: Lucy Bearman-Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Our aim is to bring together stakeholders from different backgrounds and with diverse disciplinary expertise and interests, who have a common goal of understanding and ensuring positive human wildlife interactions.
If you're interested in wildlife, or people who engage with, live alongside, care or have views about wildlife then please join us. It is hoped that our activities will be as diverse as the subject, including practical activities on the Hartpury Campus and further a-field, conducting research and informing teaching.
Convener: Ben Brilot email@example.com
This community of practice includes weekly informal meetings in order to discuss current topics/areas of interest/research, encourage peer feedback, and to promote collaboration and opportunities for staff development
Convener: John Fernandes firstname.lastname@example.org
This group aims to explore the the acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise in youths and older populations. The information gained from these data will inform the practices of those working in the applied setting. These projects will also provide a mechanistic underpinning for any observed effects.
Convener: Debbie Cox email@example.com
The Pavia Rowing Project will set biomechanics and physiology investigations around rowing. This project will involve collaboration between Hartpury University and the University of Pavia, Italy. Reciprocal visits of rowers and coaches between Hartpury and Pavia will allow for data to be collected on water as well as in the laboratory. The collaboration will be celebrated by an annual boat race alternating each year between Hartpury and Pavia.
Convener: Prof. Steve Draper Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
This Community of Practice will provide sports science and other support to para-olympian adventure racing and Hartpury alumni Mel Nicholls, following her successful world record cycling from Land’s end to John o’ Groats, this group will be supporting her in her next endeavour.
Convener: Stephen Parker email@example.com
This community of practice plans to put together a proposal to research the Antimicrobial effects of dairy products against Paenibacillus larvae (the causative agent of American Foulbrood in honey bees) using the Hartpury bee collection. We hope the results could offer a tool for the beekeeping world in the fight to combat this disease.
Convener: Emma Davies firstname.lastname@example.org
This community of practice considers the psychosocial and physiological effects of our interaction with horses, and how horses may be used to benefit society. As an evolving area which crosses both the human and equine worlds, we see this as a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of this diverse and increasingly popular area of activity.
Convener: Jenni Douglas email@example.com
This community of practice will offer free laboratory testing to staff and students as part of ongoing research into endurance performance. Staff and student athletes can be part of this group as researchers and/or participants.
Convener: Jane Williams Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org
This community of practice aims to establish an in house publication tool: Hartpury University Press to support students and staff to publish and disseminate their research.
Convener: Dr John Fernandes email@example.com
Equality, diversity and inclusion are of utmost importance globally and at Hartpury. This community of practice seeks to improve the practices at Hartpury and bring this to the forefront of what staff and students do. This will be achieved through research activity and science communication within and outside Hartpury. Doing this will create an environment at Hartpury, and in society, where everyone is able to achieve their goals and feels included. The group is open to anyone at Hartpury that has an interest in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Convener: Dr Alice Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
This Community of Practice is focused on Sports Coaching, and aims to bring together both sports coaching researchers and active coaches to allow collaboration between academics and practitioners. The hope is this will generate ideas for novel and useful research that can guide our coaching practice within the Hartpury Academies. The group is open to all researchers and practitioners from sports coaching, but also welcomes academics from other sports disciplines including psychology and physiology.
Hartpury Sports Academy Research
Convener: Dr Martin Longworth
This community of practice aims to create a collaborative research and knowledge exchange environment between the Sports Academy, FE and HE Sport. This collegiate environment will allow our students to work alongside the elite sports academy to enhance Hartpury sport performance with applied research.
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