15 years, 15 stories

In 2020, the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) turned 15 years old. To celebrate this milestone, Prof. Vicky Tolfrey (PHC Director) and her team produced a special issue newsletter to capture their journey.

In 2005, after having sponsored individual Paralympic athletes, The Peter Harrison Foundation decided to help establish a research centre for disability sport at Loughborough University: The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport.

While the centre initially focussed on sport performance and Paralympic sports, its research interests and impact now range from the physiology of adapted exercise, to psychological well-being among wheelchair users, to physical activity in children with a disability. At the same time, through work from our current PhD students, we stay at the forefront of research in the sport performance domain.

Find out more about our some of the incredible contributions of collaborators, former and current team members, as well as athletes and coaches we worked with over the first 15 years in our '15 years, 15 stories' booklet.