School of Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Rachel Forss with lower limb test kit

Flying high: researchers take to zero gravity to improve lower limb wound treatment in space

Researchers from the School of Sport and Health Sciences and the Centre of Regenerative Medicines and Devices at the University of Brighton, will analyse a pioneering lower limb test kit in zero gravity to learn more about wound healing in space and improve diagnosis here on earth. Led by Rachel Forss, the team will conduct…

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EMPOWERCARE project shows how technology can help older people manage their own care

University of Brighton researchers contributed insights to €4 million project investigating how innovative solutions can address gaps in care and empower users. Key findings from the EMPOWERCARE project have been shared regarding innovative solutions to support individuals and communities to manage their own care. Held virtually, the final conference brought together representatives from all 13…

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Brighton research highlights importance of dignity and sense of personal control as UK population ages

Investment in supportive approaches that increase a sense of personal control are needed to make sure older people in the UK have the care support they need to live independent, fulfilling lives in their later years. Research led by the University of Brighton as part of a Europe-wide project found that ensuring older people retained…

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Global Triathlon Network fat burning challenge

The University of Brighton were contacted by Global Triathlon Network to help them investigate fat metabolism. Global Triathlon Network (GTN) provides content for professional and aspiring triathletes to inform, entertain and inspire them to become better triathletes. Its YouTube channel has 780,000 subscribers. Former Silver Medal Olympic Pentathlete Heather Fell, along with Mark Threlfall and…

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Seminar tackles falls – a major global public health problem

The school’s Sport and Leisure Cultures research group hosted a seminar over the weekend delivered by visiting researchers from the University of Seville, Spain. The event was attended by staff and students as well as guests from other universities and sports federations from 13 different countries. On the first day, the seminar outlined the public…

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Fully-funded places available for our MRes in Health Research

Our MRes in Health Research is for allied health professionals, midwives, nurses and other professionals who are working in the area of health and looking to develop their health research leadership skills and research career. We are delighted again to be able to offer the opportunity for allied health professionals working in Kent, Surrey or…

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Health Counts 2023

Brighton & Hove City Council’s Public Health team have commissioned University of Brighton researchers to run Health Counts 2023, a survey of the health of Brighton & Hove’s adult residents.  Dr Catherine Aicken, Co-Principal Investigator and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Sport and Health Sciences, said: “Public health data collection is advanced in…

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Dry January: Does help for alcohol misuse need rethinking for LGBT+ people?

With Dry January putting a spotlight on our alcohol consumption, pioneering research by experts at University of Brighton for Drinkaware has resulted in the first comprehensive review of alcohol misuse in the UK’s LGBT+ communities.  The study by researchers in the University’s Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender has now highlighted issues that include higher…

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PhD graduate reflects on Norwegian research visit

University of Brighton research student Sean Heath chats to us about his time as a visiting researcher at Nord University. Sean has recently completed his PhD and is a member of our Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics and Sport and Leisure Cultures Research and Enterprise Group. Sean specialises in the body, movement, the…

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Brighton lab preparing local runner for sub-zero Greenland endurance test

University of Brighton’s Environment Extremes Laboratory is giving Sussex runner Nicky Chisholm a taste of temperatures down to -20C to prepare her for The Coolest Half Marathon On Earth. Nicky is taking part in the Greenland half marathon on Sunday October 30, for which she is readying herself to face deep freeze conditions throughout the…

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