Nutrition and sport and exercise

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SU Award for Head of School

Congratulations to Professor Jo Doust, Head of the School of Sport and Service Management, on receiving an Honorary Membership Award in last nights Brighton Students’ Union Awards. This special category is awarded to a non-student from the University or local community, and recognises individuals who have, over a number of years, displayed a passion, drive…

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Monitoring recovery from Covid-19

The University of Brighton’s Dr Alan Richardson is working with hospitals in Sussex and Surrey on research which will support the long-term recovery of critically ill patients who have received intensive care treatment for coronavirus. The study is in conjunction with University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School alumnus Dr Todd Leckie and…

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New sport coaching book by course leader

Dr Jim Wallis, Course Leader for our Sport Coaching BSc(Hons), has co-written a new book. The book will be published by Routledge on 1 September and is titled Sport Coaching with Diverse Populations: Theory and Practice. The book will provide valuable knowledge for coaches who work with specific populations; including people of all ages, those…

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Sport coaching during the lockdown

Dr Jim Wallis, Course Leader of our Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) has been working with Sussex Cricket on sport coaching during the Covid-19 lockdown. Jim has taken part in a series of webinars for Sussex Cricket in which he talks about the ways in which we can continue to try to coach cricket during lockdown. The…

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Learning through adventure: the many skills that can be taught outside the classroom

“Learning outside the classroom through adventurous activities is known to have significant educational benefits. It helps children develop technical, intellectual and social skills by overcoming challenges and sharing decisions.” This is the view of Principal Lecturer Dr Gary Stidder, leader of the Physical Education PGCE, in an article he has written for The Conversation. Read…

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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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