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.
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport celebrates its 15th birthday!
In 2020, the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) turns 15 years old. To celebrate this milestone, Prof. Vicky Tolfrey (PHC Director) and her team have produced a special issue newsletter to capture our journey!
Spinal cord injury exercise guidelines translated for use in Asian countries
Exercise guidelines for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) have been translated into four additional languages Japanese, Korean, Thai and Indonesian for use in Asian countries.
Shoulder Health Research - An update
Over the past few months, we have made some exciting developments in our research looking into shoulder health in manual wheelchair users!
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport have been nominated for a CALIBRE award!
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport have been nominated for a CALIBRE award in recognition of its international research partnerships
PHC staff deliver research training to Sport Empowering Disabled Youth team
Dr Janine Coates and PhD student Lesley Sharpe deliver research training to Sport Empowering Disabled Youth team in Amsterdam, Netherlands.