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Brighton professor appointed as independent advisor on Airbnb task force

A University of Brighton tourism expert has joined a team of experts to underpin the development of Airbnb’s planned registration system for rentals in the UK. Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the university’s Responsible Futures Research and Enterprise Agenda, will be coordinating the research process and collaborating…

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Academic Speaks at Outdoor Education Conference

Schools should consider using outdoor learning to boost physical, personal and social education among pupils. That was the message from University of Brighton academic Dr Gary Stidder in his keynote speech to a West Sussex County Council Outdoor Education conference.

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Podcast: Catching up with Harvey Ells

In the latest podcast, the course leader of our new Nutrition BSc talks about what students can expect from the degree. Harvey also discusses his professional background in the food industry, his research into various aspects of retail and why we all need to change our dietary habits. Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’…

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Podcast: Catching up with Dr Alex Channon

In the latest podcast, we speak to School of Sport and Service Management Senior Lecturer Dr Alex Channon about his research into medical work in combat sports. Alex also talks about how combat sports are regulated and the difference between fighting and violence. There’s also a conversation about concussion – a topic which regularly comes up…

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A pill to protect athletes from overheating

A School of Sport and Service Management professor has developed a new temperature monitory system that uses a small core temperature-monitoring “pill” to help protect athletes from heat exhaustion. The temperature monitoring eco-system being developed by Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, the University’s Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, uses sensors inside a tiny capsule which relay…

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Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning award

Congratulations to Owen Evans, Sport Journalism course leader, and Dr Rodrigo Lucena de Mello, senior lecturer, who have received an Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning award. The Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning awards, presented at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, invite University of Brighton staff and students to nominate someone they believe has gone…

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Catching up with Professor Yannis Pitsiladis

We speak to the Professor of Sport and Exercise Science about how the University’s at the forefront of anti-doping research. ​Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, who’s also a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical and Scientific Commission and chairs the Science Commission of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, also discusses the case of Caster Semenya…

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Academics commended by the Israeli Sports Authority

Physical Education lecturers from the School of Sport and Service Management were commended by the Israeli Sport Authority in a ceremony at the German Sports University based in Cologne following their contribution to a five day ‘Sport for Life’ training event which involved 50 Arab and Jewish Israeli sports leaders. Dr Gary Stidder, Warren Smart…

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40 transgender athletes volunteer for Brighton research

University of Brighton scientists are researching how to resolve international controversy over whether transgender sportswomen are competing fairly. Professor Yannis Pitsiladis and colleagues are conducting a study of more than 40 individuals going through transition, with the aim of determining the fairest way of integrating transgender athletes into elite sport. Testosterone increases muscle mass and…

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Podcast: Catching up with Dr Gary Brickley

With a week to go until the Brighton Marathon, we’ve been asking the senior lecturer in exercise physiology for some tips ahead of the event. Gary, a renowned Paralympic cycling coach who used to work with 14-time Paralympic gold winner Dame Sarah Storey, also tells us about his career, his own endurance exploits in open…

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