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.
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.
Prof. Fumihiro Tajima appointed as a Loughborough University Visiting Professor
We are delighted to announce that as a result of our longstanding collaboration with Wakayama Medical University, Prof. Fumihiro Tajima was appointed as a Loughborough University Visiting Professor.
Peter Harrison Centre carries out research to understand more about sleep in athletes with a SCI
Sleep problems occur frequently in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). With this in mind, the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport has an on-going programme of research that is gathering data to understand more about the sleep patterns of athletes with a SCI.
Heat research from Loughborough featured in global triathlon guide
Academics from Loughborough University have helped devise a comprehensive report that will benefit triathletes and paratriathletes in their preparation to compete under hot and humid conditions – like those predicted at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.