School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


a wheelchair athlete on a treadmill

Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

The Centre contributes significantly to research and practice in disability sport. It consists of three main research strands: Sport Science, Psycho-social Health and Well-being and Performance Health.

Our mission is 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 sport and physical activity. The centre is heavily involved in research, in addition to providing sport science support to a number of GB squads.

About the Peter Harrison Centre

Professor Vicky Tolfrey talks about the work of the Peter Harrison Centre

GB Wheelchair Rugby

Andy Barrow talks about the Peter Harrison Centre's links with GB Wheelchair Rugby