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Canadian Wheelchair Tennis player and PhD Student Visiting the Peter Harrison Centre

30 October 2017

The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) is looking forward to welcoming Rob Shaw to Loughborough on 31st October 2017. Rob is a Quad wheelchair tennis player from Canada and a PhD student with Loughborough University-Visiting Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis from the University of British Columbia. The PHC and Rob are excited to share knowledge and explore future collaborative projects. This visit has been made possible by the financial support of the Peter Harrison Foundation and the Institute of Advanced Sciences (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/ias/).


Rob Shaw commenting on his visit: “This will be my first time collaborating specifically on any PHC project, which for me is very exciting. The researchers and the quality of work that comes out of the PHC is extremely high calibre and I am eager to be a small part of the team.”


Alongside his playing career, Rob has a keen interest in a number of research areas, where his main focus is within peer mentoring. However, he highlights his interest for the broader range of research ongoing within the PHC: “For me personally I am eager to learn about the process of research that is performed at the PHC. I will have the opportunity to discuss and collaborate with several highly respected researchers and top level graduate students which will definitely make me a better researcher in the future.”


One of the focal points of Rob’s visit is discussions with PHC members regarding research into shoulder health of athletes with disabilities. As Rob said: “This research that is being performed at the PHC will allow new athletes to be fully aware of and understand the benefits and potential risks associated with their participation in sport.”


From all at the PHC we wish Rob a safe journey and look forward to welcoming you on 31st.


For anyone interested in the activities with Rob, please keep an eye on our website and Twitter account (@PHC_Lboro) this week!