Research Group

Sports Performance

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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



A young woman wearing cricket whites and a helmet, holding a cricket bat that she has just swung to hit a cricket ball.
MSD studentship - Physical Match Demands of International Female Cricketers

Although women's cricket is growing as a sport, little is known regarding the physical demands of female International and domestic cricket matches. This project, based in the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, seeks to understand physical attributes for and match demands on female cricketers.

Find out about this studentship