Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

About us

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Mission, aims and objectives

Our mission

To improve knowledge about Paralympic sport and to promote the substantial health and quality of life benefits that can be gained through participation in disability sports .

Our aims

  • Generate and extend the knowledge in disability sport through applied research
  • Assist in the development of evidence-based practice in disability sport and leisure
  • Ensure that significant research findings are translated into practical outputs and guidelines that help inform disability and medical practitioners attached to sports / rehabilitation centres both in the UK and Internationally
  • Enhance the National and International focus for disabled sport and leisure
  • Ensure that information and support is provided through the PHC website, newsletters, seminars / workshops and Twitter

Our objectives

To improve knowledge and understanding of Paralympic sport. As well as researching high performance disability sport, the PHC will promote the substantial health and quality of life benefits that can be gained through participation in grassroots disability sport and physical activity.

This will be achieved through educational initiatives and applied collaborative research projects coordinated by experts from the sports and social sciences within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS) at Loughborough University.