Football clubs, federations, fans and governments around Europe are being urged to make the sport more accessible to refugees.
Dr Mark Doidge, Senior Research Fellow from the School of Sport and Service Management, said football was the universal language that can bring some semblance of normality to the lives of refugees and it was important refugees are given access to the game. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
The school’s Dr Neil Maxwell will be speaking at the British Science Festival in Brighton on Tuesday 5th September about what happens when the human body is exposed to extreme temperatures.
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Graham picks up his award
The Research and Enterprise Excellence Awards are a celebration of success across the research and enterprise community at the University of Brighton.
We’d like to send many congratulations to Graham Spacey, School of Sport and Service Management Project Officer, who picked up The Research and Enterprise Support Excellence Award for support in the development and management of Football4Peace International and the school’s social and community engagement and widening participation portfolio.
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Two School of Sport and Service Management lecturers were winners of the award for Innovation in Teaching at this year’s CHME (Council for Hospitality Management Education) 2017 Research Conference.
Principal Lecturer Dr Ioannis Pantelidis and Senior Lecturer Ken Woodward both teach on our undergraduate and postgraduate hospitality courses at the Eastbourne campus. Although they were unable to attend the event in Denmark the award was collected on their behalf by hospitality graduate Dr Maria Gebbels.
Maria completed her BA, MSc and PhD at the school and is a great testament to the quality of teaching offered. Maria also picked up Best Presentation award at the event in relation to her PhD research.
We’re delighted to announce that the School of Sport and Service Management is celebrating three nominations in this year’s Students’ Union awards:
School of the Year
The School of Sport and Service Management is one of two schools in the final
Rodrigo Lucena De Mello – School of Sport and Service Management lecturer
Fundraiser of the Year
Dance Rivals through The Chelsea Society
The winners will be announced on 16 May and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed until then!
Dr Gary Brickley, Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Service Management, is featured in a Latest TV news item on the science behind sport. Watch it here.