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Research and knowledge exchange are fundamental aspects of the work undertaken in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity.

The 2021 Research Excellence Framework research quality assessment exercise highlighted that 73% of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. Building on this success an overarching aim of our applied research and knowledge exchange activities is that they have impact at regional, national, and international levels and benefit the practices of our partners and lives of people in the communities that we work with.

These activities are conducted by three multi-disciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange Groups focused on Practice in Coaching and Teaching, Sport and Exercise Performance Enhancement and (P)rehabilitation and Sport, Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing.

The research conducted in these Research Groups aligns across the broad impact areas of health and wellbeing, sport and performance, and professional practice. The Research Groups comprise of academics, research staff, and postgraduate research students who collaborate internally and externally to drive our research and knowledge exchange agendas. There is frequent overlap in the activities of each Research Group, which ensures a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary working.

A organisational diagram of the Sport and Physical Activity research team.

Our Research and Knowledge Exchange Groups

Find information about each of the Research and Knowledge Exchange groups, including the members and the range of project undertaken.

Further research