CIMSPA Higher Education Partnership

The University of Brighton is proud to have been chosen as one of just 10 institutions nationally, by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMPSA Higher Education Partner and take part in its two-year pilot scheme.

CIMSPA is the sport and physical activity sector’s chartered institute and the pilot will look to develop develop students’ employment prospects and recognition pathways for relevant study programmes. Continue reading

Students helping older people avoid falls

Sophie (left) and Megan

School of Sport and Service Management sport and exercise science students are visiting a care home to help tackle one of the most serious health issues facing older people – falls.

Every year, one third of older people fall and in London alone these account for a tenth of ambulance call outs. Falls result in injuries, some serious and occasionally fatal, and besides the misery caused, they result in a £2 billion financial burden to the NHS. Continue reading

Lisa’s research success

Research into neuromuscular fatigue from cycling has won a University of Brighton student a top award.

Lisa Schäfer addressed the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) conference in Nottingham and won the Human Kinetics Student Poster Presentation Award.

Lisa, based at the Welkin laboratories at the University’s Eastbourne campus, was honoured for her “outstanding contribution to sport and exercise sciences”. Her study ‘Neuromuscular fatigue following cycling above critical power’ was supervised by Dr Jeanne Dekerle and Dr Mark Hayes. Continue reading

£540,000 to beat the cheats

Yannis Pitsiladis, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the School of Sport and Service Management has been awarded more than £540,000 to research a new cutting-edge test to beat doping cheats.

Professor Yannis Pitsiladis believes his new method could bring an end to athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. Continue reading

Book now for the British Science Festival

Join our Dr Neil Maxwell at this year’s British Science Festival, taking place in Brighton from 5- 9 September, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

During this week, Dr Maxwell alongside a number of colleagues from other universities across the UK, will present an eclectic range of projects that showcase and celebrate the latest developments in scientific thinking. Continue reading

The neglected injury in para sports

Concussion is a badly neglected issue in para sports worldwide, according to a team of experts led by Professor Nick Webborn OBE from the University of Brighton. 

Professor Webborn and international experts, in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, are calling on doctors, researchers and leading sports bodies to act now and to “state taking the issue seriously”. Continue reading

Royal box for Nick

Professor Nick Webborn OBE, the university’s Clinical Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine, was a guest in the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

Nick, honoured by the Queen for services to Paralympic Sports Medicine and the British Paralympic Association, and his wife Stephanie were in Centre Court on Friday to watch Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson in their third round matches.

He said: “It was a wonderful experience – I felt very honoured.” Continue reading

Careers in Sport experience for local schools

The Field of Sport event which is part of the university’s widening participation Compact Plus Programme took place on 14 June 2017 at the Eastbourne campus.

The event was attended by 119 students from nine schools: Ifield Community College, Patcham High School, Hailsham Community College, Ark Academy Brent, Ark Globe Academy, St Leonards Academy, Rye College, Seaford Head School and Thomas Bennett Community College. The school students heard from sports professionals to gain an insight into a range of sports careers and took part in activities. Continue reading

Graduate research in the news

Carl James, who completed his PhD studies with us in 2016 before joining us as a Technical Instructor has had his research featured in two recent articles:

The New York Times
Cosmopolitan

The research was completed during his time at the University of Brighton. Carl is now a Senior Physiologist with the National Insitute of Sport, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.