School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Our research

At the cutting edge

Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science. The majority of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Assessment Framework (REF 2014).

Health, Exercise and Active Lifestyle (HEAL)

Our research explores the wider benefits for health and wellbeing across the life course of participating in exercise and/or having an active lifestyle. We are interested in getting people to move more throughout their day.

Research that makes a difference

Our research is not just about academic excellence. It has wide ranging societal impact in areas as diverse as sports performance, cardiac health and childhood wellbeing.

The Centre ran the East of England Healthy Hearts Study, the largest health fitness survey of 10-16 year old children with over 10,000 subjects. The impact of our research in Green Exercise – a term coined and developed at the University of Essex – was described as Outstanding by HEFCE in their REF2014 assessment.

We can undertake evaluation of projects and provide consultancy in project design and evaluation.  We have a range of skills including quantitative and qualitative and mixed method analysis, exploring behaviour change and the narrative journey to move more throughout their day.

Impact Case Studies

Our research

Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science. The majority of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Assessment Framework (REF 2014).

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