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Tackling football race hate in memory of Stephen Lawrence

University of Brighton researcher Mark Doidge will join Dr Neville Lawrence OBE and footballer Anton Ferdinand at an event tied to Stephen Lawrence Day. Stephen Lawrence Day is observed each year on 22 April to mark the anniversary of the murder of the young black student by a racist gang in London in 1993. Dr…

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Student wins BASES Masters Dissertation Award

Recent graduate Greg Wright has been awarded the Masters Dissertation Award from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Greg (right in photo)graduated in February with a distinction from our Applied Exercise Physiology MSc having completed the course in September 2021. He decided to apply for the award after the MSc course lead,…

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Football spurs new research project to tackle online hate

Dr Mark Doidge is teaming up with researchers in Ireland to explore how digital technologies can be used to reduce online expressions of hate. Dr Doidge – Principal Research Fellow in the University of Brighton’s School of Sport and Health Sciences – will collaborate with Dr Gary Sinclair from Dublin City University in a project…

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Female firefighters research

Traditionally the Fire and Rescue service has been a male-dominated industry, but there has been a significant increase in the number of female firefighters recruited in the UK in the last twenty years. As the number of women in the Fire and Rescue workforce has increased, gaining a comprehensive understanding of how the physical stresses…

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Upcoming seminar and Forbes accolade for pioneering Brighton alumna

Dr Madeleine Orr is to host a research seminar on her work in sport ecology, which has seen Forbes list her among the leading young people in sport for 2021. After graduating in 2015 with a Masters in Event Management from the University of Brighton, Dr Orr did a PhD at the University of Minnesota. She then…

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Podcast: Dr Kathy Martyn on healthy eating and Veganuary

Recorded pre-lockdown, Dr Kathy Martyn our nutritionist discusses Veganuary, healthy eating, and how to stick to early year challenges we may have set ourselves. Listen to the podcast on the link below or via Apple or Spotify Or watch our YouTube video of the podcast: Download a pdf transcript of the interview. Interested in finding…

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Podcast: Racism and English football

Dr Daniel Burdsey discusses his new book on racism in English football and the problems the game faces. Listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your preferred podcast platform. Or watch the interview on the film below. Find out more about Dr Burdsey’s book, Racism and English Football: For Club and Country. Most of the podcast is transcribed below:…

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Time for action on vitamin D

A study by the University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that more needs to be done to prevent vitamin D deficiency in care home residents, as the public is reminded to take the supplement this winter. The article for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Nutrition, Prevention & Health, written…

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How Covid-19 could finally resolve some of sport’s ethical challenges – but safety first

The school’s Professor Yannis Pitsiladis says the pandemic offers a chance for sport to take a step back and review issues such as its anti-doping programmes. Writing for Sports Medicine, Professor Pitsiladis, a Professor of Sport and Exercise Science who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, suggests…

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University of Brighton’s ground-breaking firefighter training goes global

An education pack created by the University of Brighton and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has taken off around the world. Initially developed for FBU’s UK members with multimedia company Beach Design and financed by the Union Learning Fund, the Heat Illness Prevention Awareness (HIPA) programme aims to reduce the risk of firefighter fatalities through…

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