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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.