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Loughborough University

Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport


Books on a shelf

Here you can find various resources produced by team members.

  • Translation of Sport Science to Paralympic Practitioners- Legacy Document. Summer 2012-2016

This legacy document provides an overview of the support and research projects conducted by the PHC over the last Paralympic cycle (2012-2016). Our work has been conducted with participants and athletes across the spectrum from rehabilitation through to elite sport. This document outlines our research themes throughout the London-Rio Paralympic cycle and aims to present the findings in a usable format for all. It also highlights the PHC’s passion for advancing research in disability sport. Download your copy by clicking the following link, 2016 Legacy Document


  • The 'Very Alternative Guide to Spinal Cord Injury' written by PHC member Dr Anthony Papathomas and Joe Robinson is now available to pre-order- Click here to order yours!

The book is an informative look at the ups, downs and side-ways of becoming spinal cord injured. From initial injury, to escaping hospital and beyond; this guide may help you or someone you know survive and maybe smile as life takes a frankly painful and hugely unexpected path. Further information on the book can be found here

Rear-wheel camber is a major area of wheelchair configuration for athletes competing in wheelchair court sports. The aim of this paper was to understand how making changes to rear-wheel camber influences aspects of on-court mobility performance.

A primary aim of this qualitative research study was to increase the knowledge and understanding of physical activity among older people with sight loss, in order to inform policy and practice.

The above questionnaire was used to investigate the use of nutritional supplement habits and perceptions of athletes with a physical or visual impairment. The results from this study will be published soon