This section includes news from the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport from 2023.
Success for PHC members at MASCIP Conference
In a very busy and successful month for the PHC, we decided to catch up with our members who visited the Multidisciplinary Association for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Professionals (MASCIP) conference in Loughborough. The conference brought together a range of professionals in the SCI field, to discuss current research and practice. This year, it was the 25th annual conference, with a key focus on reflecting and planning for the future of SCI research and collaboration.
Hannah Johnston attends the World Ability Sport Conference
In this monthly update, we caught up with new doctoral researcher Hannah Johnston, as she attended the World Ability Sport Conference in October 2023.
The Peter Harrison Centre welcomes six new members
In this monthly update, we caught up with six new members joining the PHC as placement students and doctoral researchers to find out more about their work and areas of expertise! Welcome to Will, Hannah, Ellie-May, Lara, Natasha and Ollie!
Spinal Cord Injury exercise guidelines video launched
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) has developed a new video to help people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to better engage in meaningful physical activity and take ownership of their health.
Loughborough research at Wimbledon to drive exposure of wheelchair tennis
Research conducted by Loughborough University at Wimbledon has the potential to drive more exposure of wheelchair tennis.
Chilling the Game: Mastering cooling strategies for Wheelchair Rugby
Loughborough University and WWR have collaborated once again to provide advice around cooling strategies for Wheelchair Rugby players.
King's Birthday Honours: David Pond MBE
Alumnus David Pond, the former chief executive of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, has received an MBE for services to wheelchair rugby. in King Charles’ first awards list to mark his official birthday in June.
The UK Sports Institute makes bold commitment to Para sport with Loughborough University
The UK Sports Institute (UKSI) and Loughborough University have pledged to collaborate in a broad range of areas and projects that ultimately seek to enhance Great Britain’s future Paralympic performance ambitions.
Loughborough research will aim to increase female participation in wheelchair rugby
Loughborough University is set to collaborate with World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR), Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR), and UK Sport on a study that researchers hope will increase female participant levels in the sport.
PHC members showcase research in Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands
As we are all starting to think about summer sun, we thought we could catch up on last year’s travels, where five of our PHC members jetted off across the world for exciting research trips.
Loughborough contributes to first para triathlon coaching course in Saudi Arabia
At the end of last year World Triathlon and the Saudi Triathlon Federation organized the first-ever Para triathlon coaches’ certification and development camp in the region, using content created by staff from the PHC at Loughborough University.