About The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences Research Unit

The Unit is situated within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education and focuses on two functionally-integrated clinical and applied impact themes that reflect long-standing interests in Vascular Health and Sports Performance.

The Vascular Health Group focuses on the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and the vascular benefits associated with increased physical activity and healthy eating across the ageing continuum.

The Sports Performance Group makes use of extensive collaborations with elite sports teams and takes a practical approach to improving sports performance and participation.

The Unit achieves impact with research because it deliberately and consistently works with others who share this commitment which help ensures that our work is informed by the needs, aspirations and challenges facing practitioners, policy-makers and key users.

Key collaborations include:

Wellcome Trust
Alzheimer’s Research UK
British Heart Foundation
Medical Research Council
GB Cycling Team
French Ministry of Sport
Dame Sarah Storey DBE
Richard Parks
British Triathlon
High Altitude Pathology Institute, Clinica IPPA

Recent research