Research and Innovation

Find out more about the impact of our world-leading research and how our staff are helping organisations to stay at the forefront of their sector.

Academic staff in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are internationally renowned for the excellence and breadth of their research, the quality of which has been recognised in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework where Loughborough University ranked top for research power (GPA x volume) in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism.

Our expertise spans the fields of biomechanics, cellular and molecular biology, economics, medicine, nutrition, pedagogy, physiology, psychology, sociology and sport management.

Academic expertise is enhanced with unique access to world-class facilities and elite athletes, as well as partnerships with leading organisations across the sport, exercise and health sectors.

This enables the School to continue to deliver cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation activities, which have a real-world impact on society, culture and the economy.

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Sports for Climate Action and Nature

Find out more about our research and PhD opportunities available through our vibrant new research cluster bringing together our expertise in sport sociology, physiology, nutrition, management, ecology and engineering.

Sports for Climate Action and Nature