Nutrition and sport and exercise

Nick Webborn CBE

Top New Year Honour for Brighton Professor

University of Brighton’s Nick Webborn has received a CBE in recognition of his hugely influential contribution to sport and sports medicine. The CBE – Commander of the Order of the British Empire – is the highest ranking Order of the British Empire award below knighthood, and follows on from Professor Webborn’s award of an OBE…

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Nick with his OBE

Brighton professor continues at helm of British Paralympic Association

University of Brighton’s Professor Nick Webborn OBE has been re-appointed as Chair of the British Paralympic Association following an open recruitment process. Professor Webborn was first elected to the prestigious sports position in 2017, when he was chosen by the membership of the BPA. In his role as Clinical Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine…

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Preparing for your career

As a Brighton student we’ll help you to get as much as you can out of your time with, so that you can go on to find – or to create – work that excites and rewards you. Our careers team are there to offer advice throughout your time at Brighton and after you graduate…

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Dr Neil Maxwell

Fellowship accolade for influential Brighton sport and exercise scientist

Dr Neil Maxwell has received a prestigious Fellowship from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Dr Maxwell – Reader of Environmental Physiology at the University of Brighton’s School of Sport and Health Sciences – has contributed for many years to diverse health, occupational and sporting communities to help people engage in safe…

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Dr Gary Brickley training with Dame Sarah Storey

University coach celebrates record success with Paralympics legend Sarah Storey

The record-setting 17th Paralympic gold won this week by Dame Sarah Storey was an accolade too for her long-time University of Brighton coach Gary Brickley. Dr Brickley has combined coaching Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian of all time with pioneering work in the School of Sport and Health Sciences looking at helping athletes perform to…

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Bruce Hoad and Dr Alan Richardson

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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National Plan for Sport and Recreation

Dr Neil Maxwell, Reader of Environmental Physiology at the University of Brighton, has contributed to a BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) response to the House of Lords Select committee’s inquiry for a National Plan for Sport and Recreation. Neil became involved after volunteering to join a BASES COVID-19 Special Interest Group and…

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Why I chose to study sport and exercise science

Jay Suter is in the final year of his Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) degree – he was able to join the course in year 2 due to his qualifications.  Jay tells us about about his journey: Joining the Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) course back in 2019 was a last-minute decision when I was…

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Brighton graduate completes British athletics double

University of Brighton graduate George Mills claimed the 1500m title at the British Athletics Championships in Manchester at the weekend, adding to his indoor success over the same distance earlier this year. Mills, a Sport Brighton Sports Scholar who studied BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, claimed victory in the final in 3:51:39 at the event…

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Dr Yannis Pitsiladis in the university's labs

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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