Sport and exercise research centre
Our aim is to conduct research that leads to real-world outcomes for everyone, from professional athletes and coaches to those undertaking exercise to maintain health or overcome specific health conditions.
Improving athletic performance
For professional athletes, our research targets training, recovery and competition factors that support peak performance. Our coaching and education science staff examine the important processes that support skills development, personal growth, enjoyment and athletic excellence.
Driving forward exercise and wellbeing
For those committed to pursuing active and health lifestyles, our research experts provide insight into the achievement and maintenance of our best possible selves, including physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing, as well as recovery from injury and illness.
Using sport and exercise to improve public health
Our research teams also devise and investigate imaginative solutions to alleviate complex health conditions, for example drumming for people with autism, or using psychology strategies most often associated with professional sports people to help those with physical or mental injuries.
With extensive facilities and a dynamic academic research team spanning a range of specialisms, we’re ideally placed to support you as a research student or partner.