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Research Impact

Sport Related Concussions

Prof Damian Bailey leads the Neurovascular Research Laboratory at the University of South Wales. One of his aims is to determine to what extent prior concussion accelerates brain ageing and susceptibility to neurodegenerative disease.

Incorporating explicit “life skills” education into children’s sports coaching

Dr Ceri Bowley and Professor Brendan Cropley's sports science research with the Welsh FA has enabled sports coaching organisations to introduce explicit ‘life skills’ education into the coaching curriculum to strengthen resilience of young sports people. 

Helping athletes perform under pressure

Professor David Shearer and Mike Gross’ sports science research with Sports Wales has transformed the way Wales’s elite athletes are supported to perform in a highly competitive environment, and improved Welsh success on the world stage.