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.
Two PHC Students Join the University’s first Para Sport Executive Committee
Loughborough University is home of the one of largest multi-sport communities of Para athletes within a Higher Education institution in the UK. Moreover, Loughborough is possibly one of the only universities in the world to have a specific Para sport strategy, namely, the vision is to create life-shaping opportunities through the development of an inspirational and inclusive Para sport offer.
Exercise and Weight Management in Persons with a Spinal Cord Injury
On the 8th of June, the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport organised the online symposium “Exercise and Weight Management in Persons with a Spinal Cord Injury”.
The PHC welcomes Yash Deshpande to Loughborough University
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport welcomes Yash Deshpande to the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University
Peter Harrison Centre welcomes a new visiting fellow
Rienk van der Slikke appointed as Peter Harrison Centre (PHC) visiting fellow.
A tribute to Peter Harrison (1937-2021)
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Peter Harrison CBE. Peter was one of the University’s most loyal and generous donors which enabled the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) at Loughborough University to be established in 2005. His vision and legacy was, and still is, a true inspiration to the Paralympic movement by supporting grass route sports to elite educational scholarships for Paralympic athletes.