health_sciencesResearch Groups

Research Groups

Centre for Health Behaviour Research

The major research centre of the department is the Centre for Health Behaviour Research. This undertakes a variety of projects relating to the promotion of positive health behaviours at the population level.  Department staff in the CHBR have specialist interests in

  • Physical activity behaviour

  • Sedentary lifestyles including too much sitting

  • The built environment and health

  • Social disadvantage

  • Drug and alcohol abuse

  • Mens’ health

  • Older adult physical activity

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The Biomedical Research Cluster  undertakes projects relating to physiology, nutrition and biomedicine.  This is a cross-departmental research group involving faculty members in other departments and clinicians based at two local hospitals.  Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science members of the Biomedical Research Cluster have specialist interests in

  • Vascular Health

  • Obesity, diabetes and lipid metabolism

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise physiology

Other sports researchers in the department have specialist interests in

  • Biomechanics

  • Social media and youth

  • Physical education

  • Sports psychology

  • Player development