Sport and exercise

Loughborough research advances sport science, from elite sport to mass participation, and directly influences policy and practice to address challenges in population health and wellbeing, social inclusion and sport integrity. Rated world-leading in 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

We collaborate with world-leading universities, major companies and prominent sporting, education and health bodies to conduct investigations that not only advance science but also directly influence policy and practice.

Our collective research expertise spans five areas which respond to the most important and emerging challenges of contemporary society. We welcome opportunities to work collaboratively with partners to continue to produce nationally relevant and globally significant research.

Centres of excellence

Experts in sport podcasts

Listen to our experts and external thought leaders discuss the latest research and hot topics in sport and academia. Scroll down to view the full range of podcasts.