New study to investigate the mental health and wellbeing challenges of elite Para athletes
Colleagues from Loughborough University and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) will collaborate on a new study to investigate the mental health and wellbeing challenges faced by Para athletes.
Research project to delve into gender equality in Para sport media
An academic from Loughborough University has been granted funding to investigate gender equality and inclusion in Para sport media.
IPC to provide free-to-air coverage of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to provide free-to-air (FTA) coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of its efforts to raise awareness of Para sport and its athletes in the region.
IWBF appoints Loughborough University to lead on Classification research and development of a new Minimum Impairment Criteria (MIC) for wheelchair basketball
IWBF, the international governing body for the sport of wheelchair basketball, has collaborated with British Wheelchair Basketball to commission Loughborough University to undertake a research project on their new minimum impairment criteria (MIC).
Loughborough University to play role in £1million+ Para Sport Against Stigma project that aims to change attitudes towards people with disabilities in Africa
A £1.89m collaborative project between Loughborough University, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the University of Malawi, Chancellor College will aim to overcome stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities in Africa.
Experts in Sport: Para sport special: What does it take to prepare the British team for the Paralympic Games?
As the clock counts down to next summer’s postponed Paralympics Games, this week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast takes a timely look at what it takes to create an optimum performance environment for ParalympicsGB at the Games.
Student designs autonomous way-finding device for visually impaired people unable to home a guide dog
There are more than 253 million visually impaired people worldwide, yet only a small proportion use a guide dog to get around, the remaining majority rely on white canes.
Prosthetic limbs affect our attitudes to disability – expressive design might change things for the better
Amputation can have a devastating effect on a person’s body image and sense of self. The use of prosthetic limbs may help, but when it comes to their appearance, options are often limited.
New study further supports that age-related hearing loss in patients taking cognitive tests may result in misdiagnoses of dementia
The early and correct diagnosis of a cognitive impairment – such as dementia – is crucial as it allows interventions and treatments that may slow the progression of a patient's symptoms to be quickly put in place.
Survey launched in a bid to understand how coronavirus restrictions affect osteoarthritis risk in over 60s
Researchers at Loughborough University are investigating how changes in physical activity that are a result of the global health pandemic are related to osteoarthritis development and symptoms.
Research to investigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on family carers
The experience of family carers during the COVID-19 pandemic will be explored in a new international study by Loughborough University and several universities across the world.
Loughborough signals intent with Para sport launch
Almost one hundred delegates gathered at Holywell Fitness Centre this week as Loughborough University officially launched its Para sport vision.