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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Postgraduate open day on 10th February 2016 - book now

4 January 2016

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is holding its annual postgraduate study open event on 10th February 2016. Register your attendance now.

Professor Paul Downward presents inaugural lecture

5 February 2016

Professor Downward's inaugural lecture looks at the role of social science in sport, exercise and health research in exploring the challenges of translating health-related research into changed behaviour.

Loughborough University to help shape the future of higher education sport

25 January 2016

A new project aims to test the success of behaviour change techniques and campaigns to increase student sport participation.

Loughborough University launches Rio 2016 website

5 February 2016

Loughborough University launches its dedicated Rio 2016 website.

Loughborough rated as Outstanding Global University for sport science

26 November 2015

A new report ranks Loughborough as a "world-class" university for research, teaching and competitive sport.

Tackling the under-representation of BME coaches in professional football

21 October 2015

Dr Steven Bradbury, from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, will address the All-Party Parliamentary Football Committee to discuss the ongoing under-representation of black and ethnic minority football coaches.

New study to look at factors affecting child growth and development

21 October 2015

Loughborough project led by Prof Barry Bogin and Dr Ines Varela-Silva, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

School ranks Top 3 in the latest Times Good University Guide

21 September 2015

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 places Loughborough at 13th in the UK and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences ranks No.2 for Sport Science.

Can sport play a role in dealing with the European migration crisis

15 September 2015

Professor Ian Henry commissioned by European Parliament to report on 'the role of sport' in promoting positive engagement between ethno-religious groups.

Team resilience the key as England kick off home Rugby World Cup

18 September 2015

Members of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have studied the processes of team resilience they describe as "pivotal".

Loughborough academics help unearth mystery of new species of human relative

10 September 2015

Professors Noel Cameron and Barry Bogin of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Scientists have been recruited to study the newly discovered Homo naledi.

Loughborough research points finds hopping can give hope to older people

10 September 2015

The 'Hip Hop' study has shown daily hopping can improve bone density, reducing the risk of fracture for older men after a fall.

Becky aims to regain her 'bounce-a-thon' record at Loughborough University

7 September 2015

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences graduate and award-winning entrepreneur Becky White will stage her world record attempt on National Fitness Day.

New research reveals impact of fandom on those who work in sport

20 July 2015

Being a fan can boost the commitment of employees working in the professional sport industry, new research from Loughborough University London reveals.

Prestigious British Psychological Society Prize for Loughborough postgraduate

2 June 2015

Graduate Intern in Sport Psychology Julie Blackwood is awarded prestigious dissertation prize.

Athletics greats inducted into Sporting Hall of Fame

19 May 2015

Sporting heroes Frank Dick and Paula Radcliffe inducted into Loughborough's Sporting Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Seb Coe, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dave Moorcroft.

Britain’s pioneering approach to elite paratriathlon training

18 May 2015

A small team at Loughborough University is rewriting the rule book ahead of paratri’s Olympic debut

Loughborough alumni named in England Women’s Football World Cup Squad

13 May 2015

School of Sport, Exercise and Science alumni Siobhan Chamberlain picked by FA for England squad in Women's World Cup.

League table confirms Loughborough as one of the top 15 UK universities

27 April 2015

Looughborough University holds on to its 13th place ranking in The Complete University Guide league table 2016.

Study to reveal the secret of how to become the 'ideal' endurance runner

24 April 2015

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences research attempts to determine the biomechanical differences behind the 'ideal' running technique.

Loughborough named University of the Year at Whatuni Student Choice Awards

24 April 2015

Loughborough wins award, as voted for by UK students, celebrating universities’ excellence, also being voted winner in the best students’ union and accommodation categories.

Loughborough University PhD graduate receives outstanding research award

1 April 2015

Dr Rachel Arnold, who completed her PhD at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, wins British Psychological Society award.

Loughborough University’s world class research recognised at annual conference

13 March 2015

Members of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences were among those presenters and prize-winners at the conference.

Is your child a fussy eater? We want to hear from you

13 March 2015

University researcher Clare Holley would like to invite parents and carers of children to participate in her research.

Loughborough proud host of AASP Student Conference

2 March 2015

February saw Loughborough University host the first Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Student Conference to be held outside the USA.

E-Qual app aims to boost understanding of qualitative coding

24 February 2015

A teaching aid that could support thousands of students has been developed by Dr Hilary McDermott and colleagues from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Loughborough's Director of Teacher Education awarded HEA Principal Fellow status

10 February 2015

Dr Jo Harris becomes the first Loughborough academic to achieve Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy status.

SSEHS research on parenting in youth sport wins BASES prize

4 February 2015

Dr Julie Johnston given the Sportesse Sport Science Free Communication award for presentation of her doctoral research.

Professor Goosey-Tolfrey's Inaugural Lecture

24 December 2014

Professor Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences reflects on Paralympic research and evidence-based practice.

REF success for the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

19 December 2014

Loughborough University is again home to the country's largest concentration of world-leading research in this area.

National Centre accredited as International Olympic Committee research centre

4 December 2014

The new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been named as an International Olympic Committee research centre for prevention of injury and protection of athlete health.

Loughborough academic: 'All sports should be concerned about eating disorders

3 November 2014

Dr Anthony Papathomas highlights the risk of eating disorders in sport in a special edition of the international journal 'Psychology of Sport and Exercise'.

BPS 'Book of the Year' award for groundbreaking mental health textbook

31 October 2014

Book co-authored by the School's Dr John Cromby wins highly prestigious award in recognition of impact.

Walking Works Wonders commercialisation project winner announced

30 October 2014

Emily Winkler Brown wins first place prize and gets the opportunity to work with the Work and Health Research Centre.

Performance psychologist receives prestigious fellowship

29 October 2014

Dr David Fletcher of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been awarded a fellowship from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

Prof Cameron awarded William Evans Visiting Fellowship at University of Otago

29 October 2014

Professor Noël Cameron has been awarded the William Evans Visiting Fellowship at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

ICC-accreditation for National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough

23 October 2014

Loughborough's National Cricket Performance Centre accredited as an ICC centre for testing illegal bowling actions.

Postgraduate Taught Open Day 2014

10 October 2014

Book now to attend our Postgraduate Taught Open Day and find out about the exciting range of options for postgraduate study at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Dr Emma Haycraft to give London talks on children's fussy eating

10 October 2014

Senior lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to give advice on tackling fussy eating behaviour in children.

Loughborough researcher says surfing can improve well-being for combat veterans

10 October 2014

Nick Caddick, a PhD student at the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, says that surfing can avert suicidal feelings and help combat veterans cope with PTSD.

School expert interviewed by Le Monde following Asian Games hijab controversy

30 September 2014

Dr Mahfoud Amara talks to France's Le Monde newspaper in response to Qatar women's basketball team's forfeiting of a match over FIBA hijab refusal.

SSEHS student wins Sir Robert Martin University Prize

17 September 2014

Alice Thackray, from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been awarded Loughborough's premier academic award.

Students – don’t just sit there… get involved with Walking Works Wonders

4 September 2014

A competition for Loughborough University students.

James breaks world record in race across Europe by bike

4 September 2014

SSEHS graduate James Bowtell sets a new world record on his cycle across Europe.

BHFNC conference will focus on promoting physical activity by stealth

3 September 2014

The British Heart Foundation National Centre will be holding its annual conference on Thursday 20th November 2014.

Time capsule at the new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

20 August 2014

Balfour Beatty and local school leave legacy for future generations at Loughborough University.

Professor Yeadon receives Jim Hay Award for biomechanics research

29 July 2014

Loughborough's Professor Fred Yeadon given the memorial award for research in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at World Congress of Biomechanics.

Psychology student, Jordan, has a lot to be proud of

23 July 2014

As the School celebrates the success of its graduates, Jordan Elliott King reflects on her achievements - earning her degree while raising her young child.

Which sport are you made for? Take the test

23 July 2014

Academics from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences helped create this quiz for BBC News. Find out which events from the Commonwealth Games match your physical and mental abilities.

Loughborough at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

23 July 2014

Over 120 athletes with connections to Loughborough University will participate in the 20th Commonwealth Games, including a number of students and graduates of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

What experts think about World Cup ink...

17 July 2014

Loughborough sport psychologist Dr David Fletcher helps to "decode" the tattoos of World Cup football stars.

Eating disorders and depression in athletes: does one lead to the other?

17 July 2014

Article in the Journal of Sport Sciences asks if depression leads to eating disorders in athletes or vice versa?

Book launch for the Maya Project

17 July 2014

Dr Ines Varela-Silva's new book sheds light on the unique life and culture of the 21st Century Maya population.

Good caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30 per cent

15 July 2014

Dr Sophia Jowett's research points to the importance of a caddie relationships when it comes to golfing performance.

Loughborough obesity researchers appeal for volunteers

15 July 2014

SSEHS researchers want a database of males to help them in the fight against obesity.

Sedentary workers most likely to lead inactive lifestyles

14 July 2014

People in the most sedentary jobs are the least likely to be active outside of work, says new study.

Postgraduate Research Student Conference was a great success

14 July 2014

Research students from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences presented the diverse research within the School.

New University video shows what can be achieved when sport and science unite

2 July 2014

Loughborough has over 100 athletes competing in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this month. Check out our new video featuring just a few one them.

SSEHS student Ben Kelly among the winners at Loughborough enterprise awards

30 June 2014

Ben Kelly's personalised exercise programme consultancy was just one of the winners at the annual Think BIG! awards.

Thousands expected at Loughborough University Open Days

26 June 2014

Around 6,000 potential students are set to visit Loughborough University campus over the coming weekend.

SSEHS Researcher Gillian Cook wins BPS best thesis prize

25 June 2014

A Loughborough University doctoral researcher's work is recognised by the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Inaccessible leisure facilities are a barrier to older people with sight loss

25 June 2014

Researchers from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are involved in a ground-breaking research project looking at how older people with sight loss engage in physical activity.

SSEHS sports psychologist says England can bounce back from World Cup exit

25 June 2014

Dr David Fletcher discusses England's short-lived World Cup campaign on BBC Breakfast.

Study to measure health benefits of group cycling classes

11 June 2014

Scientists to establish the effectiveness of group studio cycling classes for overweight adults.

SSEHS study reveals features of resilence and thriving among high achievers

11 June 2014

Mustafa Sarkar and Dr David Fletcher from the Sport Psychology Research Group have identified the qualities that enable 'high achievers' to thrive and perform in high pressure environments.

University experts develop new feeding app

11 June 2014

Free app developed by Loughborough researchers aims to improve mealtimes for parents and carers of 'fussy' eaters.

Physical activity expert aims to inspire future students

10 June 2014

Professor Stuart Biddle will talk to school and college pupils about the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle.

Sport Professor’s paper is Highly Commended

5 June 2014

Professor Alan Bairner's paper examining Sport, the Northern Ireland peace process and the politics of identity has been 'Highly Commended' by journal.

Is exercise less effective if you're overweight?

5 June 2014

A new study aims to develop effective weight loss and exercise strategies for overweight and obese people.

Can exercise make us less hungry?

29 May 2014

New study aims to discover exactly how physical activity influences what we eat.

Survey shows Brits are pessimistic about England’s World Cup chances

29 May 2014

SSEHS research finds that Britons are the most pessimistic football fans in Europe when it comes to rating the chances of their national team.

Charter for women a success, says Loughborough research team

20 May 2014

Researchers say awards scheme advances gender equality and changes work culture and attitudes within universities.

Images show everyday exercise experiences of spinal cord injured

16 May 2014

A collection of images show how people with a spinal cord injury experience physical activity and exercise.

Loughborough Students' Union ranked top in Student Choice Awards

14 May 2014

2014 Whatuni Student Choice Awards rank Loughborough's Students' Union as best in the UK.

SSEHS researchers seek feedback on booklet for mums-to-be

8 May 2014

Pregnant teens asked to give views on new resource to help young mums feed their babies.

Innovative study introduces standing desks in schools

7 May 2014

New study explores whether sit-to-stand desks in schools can tackled childhood obesity.

Child feeding app takes Social Impact prize at 5th Enterprise Awards

2 May 2014

Dr Emma Haycraft, Dr Gemma Witcomb and Dr Claire Farrow recognised for app to help parents manage children's eating habits.

International athletics returns to Loughborough University

1 May 2014

The annual Loughborough International Athletics event will take place on Sunday 18th May 2014.

Participants needed for new HIT study

24 April 2014

University researchers are looking to recruit participants for a study investigating how High-intensity Interval Training (HIT) can best be used to help people who are overweight.

SSEHS PhD studentships for medically-trained personnel

14 April 2014

Two PhD studentships with the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Vote for SSEHS student Ben Kelly in ShellLiveWIRE Grand Awards

10 April 2014

Ben Kelly, a PhD finalist in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences needs your votes.

Prize for paper showing environment more important than genes for leg length

9 April 2014

Professor Barry Bogin and Dr Maria Ines Varela-Silva have been recognised for their work on how environment is a more powerful force than genes in determining leg length and body proportions.

Small amount of exercise can help kidney disease patients, says study

8 April 2014

Study has led to research investigating the role physical activity plays in managing and preventing chronic disease

Studentships available

4 April 2014

Find out about current opportunities for postgraduate research at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

International Hockey Federation announces Loughborough as Innovation Partner

4 April 2014

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to help the FIH enhance and raise profile of hockey.

Lecture examines the science behind popular HIT training

3 April 2014

The first in a series of public lectures will explore the current trend for High Intensity Internal Training.

Is hunger determined by our DNA?

3 April 2014

Researchers are looking for volunteers to help them understand the role of DNA in appetite control.

Clinical appointments strengthen national 'exercise is medicine' research

26 March 2014

The first clinicians take up University positions that will see them work alongside Loughborough academics under the "exercise is medicine" agenda.

Coaching recognised at Loughborough Sporting Club annual dinner

26 March 2014

Loughborough Sporting Club annual dinner honours latest additions to the Sporting Hall of Fame.

SSEHS graduate's company wins Global IBM SmartCamp People's Choice Award

25 March 2014

Shopa - a company founded by Sport and Exercise Science graduate - recognised in People's Choice Awards.

Professor Alan Bairner talks social mobility and sport on BBC World Service

21 March 2014

Academic from Loughborough University's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences joins discussion on social mobility and sport.

Can 30 minutes of fitness a week reduce your risk of diabetes?

20 March 2014

A new study will explore whether just 30 minutes of exercise a week can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

SSEHS student awarded Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

19 March 2014

First year SSEHS student Laura Wintour receives Ede and Ravenscroft Prize.

Academics urge local women to be more active

17 March 2014

Charnwood’s Bangladeshi community is the focus of a Loughborough University project to increase physical activity rates and improve health.

School nominated in Enterprise Awards 2014

14 March 2014

Find out how the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is creating an impact through knowledge exchange and vote in this year's Enterprise Awards.

Are you sitting for too long at work?

14 March 2014

A new study has set out to understand the effect of desk jobs on our health and is looking for office workers to take part.

Study to explain why South Asians face greater risk of cardiovascular disease

14 March 2014

A study by the Centre for Global Health and Human Development suggests prenatal growth plays a key role in South Asians' predisposition to non-communicable disease

The National Student Survey

11 March 2014

This is a reminder for finalists to participate in this year's National Student Survey.

Student conference showcases value of health and wellbeing research on campus

11 March 2014

The University's Research School of Health & Wellbeing holds its fourth annual postgraduate research conference.

Getting to the root of why kids don't like vegetables

11 March 2014

SSEHS researcher wants to understand the problems faced by parents and caregivers in encouraging children to eat healthily.

Academic takes Maya research to Madrid’s Museum of the Americas

4 March 2014

Dr Ines Varela-Silva from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences celebrates the life of the modern-day Maya at a Madrid exhibition.

Study to determine how HIIT can help drive down obesity

27 February 2014

A new Loughborough study is investigating how High Intensity Interval Training can be used to help people who are overweight or diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

Loughborough grad Seb Coe in Sport Relief "Clash of the Titans"

18 February 2014

Loughborough graduate Sebastian Coe to take part in Sport Relief challenge.

Talk Sport: Loughborough's careers fair for sport

7 February 2014

Talk Sport 2014, a networking event promoting career pathways in sport, to take place on Thursday 13th February. A must for students interested in sport industry careers

Chief scientist gets a taste of Loughborough's health research

7 February 2014

Professor Sue Hill OBE, NHS England's Chief Scientific Officer visits Loughborough University.

Finalists - take part now in the National Student Survey

5 February 2014

The annual National Student Survey is underway - so please take a few minutes to participate.

PhD studentships available

5 February 2014

Loughborough University is sponsoring 5 PhD studentships on SMART: Synthesis of Molecules by Advanced Reactor Technology.

Coca-Cola GB general manager to talk to students on CSR

30 January 2014

Loughborough graduate and General Manager of Coca-Cola Great Britain and Northern Ireland will deliver lecture on Global Brands and Corporate Social Responsibility

SSEHS PhD students to facilitate session at BPS workshop

29 January 2014

Mustafa Sarkar and Paul Morgan of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to facilitate session on developing personal and team resilience at a British Psychological Society event in April.

Study sets out to identify breastfeeding barriers

27 January 2014

Loughborough University study aims to understand what stops young mothers from breastfeeding their children.

Dr Mahfoud Amara takes part in Maghreb Working Group

27 January 2014

Loughborough academic invited to participate in Centre for International and Regional Studies Working Group.

Pioneering professor named in science top 100 list

23 January 2014

Professor Clyde Williams named in Science Council list of leading scientists.

SSEHS graduate competes for IBM Global Startup of the Year

16 January 2014

Loughborough Sport and Exercise Science graduate is behind the only start up in the UK to reach the SmartCamp Global Finals

Guy Martin's "Speed" highlights Loughborough's sport science expertise

15 January 2014

TV star tested in state-of-the-art performance lab.

Will Workplace Challenge make employees fit for business?

9 January 2014

Loughborough researchers have been enlisted to evaluate the impact of a new national workplace physical activity and sport challenge.

New guides aim to make more disabled people Fit for Life & Sport

19 December 2013

Resources developed by the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport have been written for adults with specific disabilities.

What is it that puts girls off PE?

19 December 2013

Dr Rachel Sandford from the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences comments on how girls perceive physical education.

Join us at our Postgraduate Open Day

2 December 2013

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences will be holding a Postgraduate Taught Open Day on 10th December 2013.