Find out about all the latest updates at the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport
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.”
Q&A with Simon: Why Loughborough? Opportunities and Top Tips.
Simon Briley (Lecturer at University of Derby) is a former PhD student (School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences) with matched funding from the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) who started his studies in 2017. In this Q&A, he answers questions about his path into a PhD, and provides tips about doing a PhD.
Introducing Loughborough's Para Sport Takeover Week!
As part of the collaboration between Loughborough Sport’s Recreational My Lifestyle programme and the Para Sport Executive Committee, the first ever Para Sport Takeover Week at Loughborough University is due to commence week beginning February 28th 2022!
Travelling to the Euros with British Wheelchair Basketball Squads
Last month, the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships were held in Madrid. As a PhD student focused on further defining the ‘what it takes to win’ model in wheelchair basketball, I was grateful to be able to attend the championships with the British Wheelchair Basketball squads.
Two PHC Students Join the University’s first Para Sport Executive Committee
The University has recently set-up its first ever student-led Para sport Executive Committee. The PHC is very proud to announce that two of our current PhD students, Anna Martin and James Haley, have assumed two key positions on this Committee.
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.
Dr Viola Altmann extends her stay as Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Rehabilitation at Loughborough University
Since 2015, the Peter Harrison Centre (PHC) has cooperated with the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF International Wheelchair Rugby Federation : Home (iwrf.com)) in developing Evidence Based Classification according to the standards of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport celebrates its 15th birthday!
In 2020, the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) turns 15 years old. To celebrate this milestone, Prof. Vicky Tolfrey (PHC Director) and her team have produced a special issue newsletter to capture our journey!
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.