Nutrition and sport and exercise

Women firefighters: the added risks

More female firefighters are being hired but new research, co-led by the University of Brighton, suggests that fire services need to ensure appropriate consideration is given to female specific needs.  More than 800 women firefighters from 14 different countries, 255 in the UK, told researchers via an online survey that they face injury, illness and…

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Boosting facilities for students

A new gym, learning space and seminar room have been unveiled at the University’s Eastbourne campus. The Queenwood Seminar Room and Social Learning Spaces feature state-of-the-art furniture and technology to facilitate student collaboration. Key additions include two edit suit rooms, USB power chargers throughout and fixed and flexible furniture, including coffee tables and collaboration desks. The…

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Catching up with Professor Nick Webborn

As a preview to his upcoming inaugural lecture we spoke to the clinical professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University. Nick Webborn OBE has been at the forefront in the development of Paralympic medicine, and is now chair of the British Paralympic Association. Nick incurred a spinal cord injury while serving in the…

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How sport boosts international development

The University of Brighton has joined forces with a charity to study how sport is boosting international development and improving lives. It is partnering with the Brighton-based charity TackleAfrica in funding a PhD student for three years to focus on the politics and production of evidential knowledge in sport-for-development. The student, Arthur Gaillard, is researching…

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Marina speaks to the BBC One on overtourism

Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the University’s Responsible Futures, appeared on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain programme as expert on the subject of overtourism. Professor Novelli, who is globally renowned for her research on the impact of tourism, told the BBC: “The problem of overtourism is in…

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The Spectacle of Fashion

Senior Lecturer, Susan Bishop, has an exhibition and talk taking place titled ‘The Spectacle of Fashion at Barkers Department Store 1928-1930‘. In addition to teaching at the university Susan is a Fashion Historian and Curator with research interests which include historical department store fashion shows, marketing and consumer shopping habits. In the 1920s Barkers department…

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University of Brighton launches cancer rehabilitation programme in Eastbourne

The University of Brighton has launched an exercise-based cancer rehabilitation programme in Eastbourne. Designed to help individuals with or recovering from cancer, the scheme, entitled Active Recovery, has been developed by experts from the University and Freedom Leisure in consultation with Cancer United’s CU Fitter™ initiative. Funding has been generously supplied by the cancer charity…

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Peak Performance without Doping: Fact or Fiction?

In the first of this year’s sport and exercise science seminar series Professor Yannis Pitsiladis delivered a lecture entitled Peak Performance without Doping: Fact or Fiction? Over the course of his talk to a mixed audience of students, academics and practitioners Professor Pitsiladis updated the attendees on his global collaborations centred on aspects of doping…

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Playing For Peace

Secondary school children from across Sussex and Kent joined international coaches from around the world for a festival for peace. They joined the University of Brighton’s pioneering Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme to celebrate World Peace Day which took place

Olympics role for professor

A University of Brighton academic has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Commission for next year. It’s the fourth consecutive time Professor Yannis Pitsiladis of the School of Sport and Service Management has been selected for the role. The Commission provides a “guiding reference for all other sports organisations on matters…

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