Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport


Health and wellbeing

Paralympic athlete running

Psychological and subjective wellbeing

Sport and exercise can have a postive impact on disabled people’s subjective well-being (life satisfaction) and their psychological well-being (personal growth)


  • Understanding health and well-being of spinal injured persons in a care home
  • Examining the psychological impact of wheelchair tennis programmes in developing countries: International Tennis Federation’s Wheelchair Tennis Development Fund
  • Quality of life with spinal cord injury: A scoping review
  • Exploring eating disorders and disordered eating in elite disability sport
  • Body image issues in Paralympic sport
  • Project PRISM: Para-Athlete Retirement: Insights, Support, Management
Research team

Dr Anthony Papathomas, Dr Andrea Bundon, Emma Richardson, Joanna Kirkby, Dr Nick Caddick

External collaborators

Irene Gonzales (universidad castilla la mancha), Back-UpEuropean Commission Seventh Framework Programme and Standing Start.


Aspire and Wheelchair International Tennis Federation.