Our research is focused on developing excellence in sport, addressing aspects of physical activity and health, sport nutrition, management, doping, coaching and psychology.
The focus of this research is on self-identity and coping processes by examining how these are shaped by social structures. Research is undertaken on athlete burnout, injury, retirement from sport, eating disorders; support for student athletes and managing transitions across the career of athletes and coaches.
Sport Culture considers the way sport engages with society and culture. Research is undertaken on sport's relationship with education, ethnicity, identity, the media and gender.
With a focus on the management and policy of sport in the not-for-profit sector, research is undertaken on organisational capacity, sports finance and governance; coaching policy and practice; monitoring and evaluation and anti-doping.
Research in this area studies exercise, nutrition and muscle metabolism. Research is undertaken on strategies for increasing muscle anabolism in athletes and exercising individuals; nutrition and exercise training effects on muscle metabolism in health and disease and physical activity and obesity in adults and children.