Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

The Centre contributes significantly to research and practice in disability sport. It consists of two main research strands: Sport Performance and Health and Wellbeing.


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.

No.1 in the world for sport-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2017-2023

100% of our research impact rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Centre Director awarded with IPC award

Recognising our excellence in research in the field of Para sport

Members of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at a wheelchair basketball event

Our people

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