Research Group

Sports Performance

One student coaching another holding a rugby ball

Our research examines ways to improve sports performance in athletes enabling them to achieve their goals whatever their level of participation.  

Areas of research include:

  • Hand-cycling and adapted sports
  • Hypoxic training methods
  • Monitoring of fatigue and exertion
  • Muscle oxygenation and blood flow
  • Talent identification and development in young athletes
  • Athletic pacing strategies
  • Social support
  • Performance enhancing drugs

Our papers



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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