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 welcomes two new members
Thomas Reitveld and Daniel Angus have joined the research team at The Peter Harrison Centre.
Peter Harrison Centre member Lynsey Speirs makes history at 2022 Commonwealth Games
Peter Harrison Centre director Professor Vicky Tolfrey and her team have been instrumental in the research surrounding wheelchair basketball in recent years, in particular the development of the 3x3 game, which featured for the very first time at this years Commonwealth Games, hosted in Birmingham.
David Pond awarded Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University
Each year Loughborough University confers degrees and doctorates on honorary graduands from a range of fields. We are delighted to celebrate David Pond’s Honorary Doctorate in recognition for his “remarkable loyal and hard-working commitment and leadership to GB wheelchair rugby.”
Tokyo 2020 - Wheelchair GB Rugby reflections
As members of the GB wheelchair rugby team have been recently attending the PHC lab to re-assess their levels of fitness with Tom O’Brien, PhD student James got to catch a few players for a quick chat. Below are a few highlights from the conversations.