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Sport and Physical Activity research

Research within the department is conducted within multi-disciplinary groups, which align to the four distinct, yet related strands of:

  • policy
  • performance
  • practice
  • health and wellbeing

These strands highlight the multidisciplinary and complementary nature of the research undertaken in the Department within the specific research groups, which relate to one or more of the strands.

Research groups

Movement behaviours, health, and wellbeing
Politics, pedagogy and practice
Sport, work and health
Sport injuries
Sports performance, exercise and nutrition

Key research partners

Sport and physical activity promotion partners

  • Youth Sport Trust
  • UEFA
  • World Rugby
  • Rugby League Cares
  • DOCIA Sport
  • Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • English FA

Community partners

  • West Lancashire Sports Partnership
  • West Lancashire Borough Council
  • Everton in the Community

Academic partners

  • Iowa State University
  • University of Leicester
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of East Anglia
  • Ulster University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Northumbria University
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Kent
  • Westminster University
  • Coventry University
  • Birmingham City University
  • University Hospital Aintree
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
  • University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Edinburgh University

Industry partners

  • Les Mills International
  • IPRS Mediquipe
  • Catapult Sports
  • Corin
  • Mi Hiepa

Further research