The Centre contributes significantly to research and practice in disability sport. It consists of two main research strands: Sport Performance and Health and Wellbeing. More about our research and strands can be found via the menu.
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.
Loughborough contributes to first para triathlon coaching course in Saudi Arabia
At the end of last year World Triathlon and the Saudi Triathlon Federation organized the first-ever Para triathlon coaches’ certification and development camp in the region, using content created by staff from the PHC at Loughborough University.
The Science of Wheelchair Rugby 2022
Listen back to presentations delivered at the second World Wheelchair Rugby Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference.
Ben Walker joins the Peter Harrison Centre
Loughborough graduate Ben Walker has rejoined the University to undertake a PhD to inform future mental health and well-being policy at the English Institute of Sport.
The Peter Harrison Laboratory officially named
On the 27 September, the PHC welcomed the trustees of the Peter Harrison Foundation to campus, for a special unveiling of “The Peter Harrison Laboratory” plaque, in recognition of Peter Harrison and the Foundation’s support.
The Peter Harrison Centre welcomes two new members
Thomas Reitveld and Daniel Angus have joined the research team at The Peter Harrison Centre.