Sport and Exercise Science research
The Institute of Sport & Exercise Science aspires to develop a national and international reputation for research.
Priority areas for development identified in the University of Worcester’s latest strategic plan (2013-18) include Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing and Disability Sport. Research on lifestyle programmes and wellbeing is already underway in partnership with Worcestershire NHS Trust.
We aim to embrace all forms of research with a focus on applied research and knowledge transfer. The Institute has successfully supported 11 PhD and 1 MPhil students since 2008. Currently we have one FT studentship and 6 PT PhD students. The Institute is always seeking to work collaboratively with a range of partners to support PhD studentships.
Sport Research Interest Groups
Staff engage in research activity as part of thematic Research interest groups (RIGs) These include Regulation of Performance; Physical Education; Physical Activity, Health and Well-being; Gender, Identity and the Body and Performance Analysis. These groups provide a supportive environment for staff to share, discuss and develop their research.
Our research interest group membership is fluent and inclusive. If you are interested in any aspect of our work, if you wish to be involved, or to discuss, engage in, or commission any research or evaluation, please contact Professor Derek M Peters via email@example.com or +44 (0) 1905 855352.
Latest research and publications
We publish our research findings in a range of publications so our innovative ideas can be developed further by the international research community.
WRaP is an online catalogue of material produced by members of the University and contains details of our articles, conference papers, book chapters and publications.
Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise and Physical Education Research
GJSEPER is an expert-reviewed journal edited by the University of Worcester that celebrates excellence in student-led research and intends to become the journal of choice for student research in sport, exercise and PE.
Kohe, G.Z. (2017) Running with the ball?: Making a play for sport heritage archives in Higher Education, International Journal of Heritage Studies DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2017.1378910
Purdy, L.G., Kohe, G.Z & Paulauskas, R. (2017) Coaches as sports workers: Professional agency within the employment context of elite European basketball, Sport, Education & Society, 1-13
For more information, please visit our Worcester Research and Publications webpage. https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/view/divisions/spt/
Latest research news
Thursday, 21 March 2019
The University of Worcester has been shortlisted for two national awards in recognition of its work to widen access to higher education and to share its inclusive approach across the world.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Three Sports graduates from the University of Worcester returned to give students the benefit of their experience.
Monday, 18 February 2019
Students and staff at the University of Worcester, along with members of the public, will be pushing their bodies to the limit to raise money for a good cause.