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

Research and Enterprise Support Excellence Award

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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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Innovation in Teaching award for hospitality course team

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.

Brighton SU Awards – we’re shortlisted!

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

Inspirational teaching
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!

Time to transform tourism

Professor Marina Novelli, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Tourism and International Development and a leading tourism activist, is calling for a worldwide shake-up to make the industry more sustainable, just and inclusive.

Professor Novelli contributed to the development of and is a signatory to the ‘Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism’ which is demanding “concrete activities and actions from the international community to transform tourism”.

The declaration, developed and signed by world-leading civil societies from 19 countries in Africa, Asia Europe and Latin America, says the “current dominant tourism model is not able to support the necessary transformation of our world envisaged by the 2030 Agenda”, the agenda set out by the United Nations for sustainable development. Continue reading

Professor Nick Webborn OBE has been elected as the new Chair of the British Paralympic Association.

Nick Webborn is Clinical Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at our School of Sport and Service Management.

He is one of the leading sports medicine specialists in the UK, with a particular expertise in the area of disability and Paralympic sports. He has attended nine Paralympic Games in various roles, including as Chief Medical Officer for ParalympicsGB at London 2012 and also works with the Invictus Games.  Continue reading

Alternative Physical Education Documentary Film

A documentary film written and directed by principal lecturer, Dr Gary Stidder, highlights the value of alternative physical education.

The film was made to highlight the teaching and learning of ‘alternative’ physical activities within physical education lessons whilst providing an example of good practice and a way forward for the training of physical education teachers.

The film explores the suitability of ‘alternative’ physical activities and how pupils and physical education teachers responded to the activities they experienced during an alternative physical education day sponsored by The Compact Plus Programme Continue reading