Sport performance

Understanding and supporting the enhancement of athletes’ performance in competitive sport.

We investigate the optimal preparation for, delivery of, and recovery from athletic activities. Drawing on multiple scientific disciplines and methods, we seek to better understand the factors associated with performance enhancement and use this knowledge to support athletes, teams, and coaches. We advocate the health and inclusion of all those who perform or operate in sport-related contexts.

Research areas

Research spotlight: Faster, healthier, longer

Our biomechanics research – conducted in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and dating back to 2004 – has focused on players’ fast bowling techniques with a view to enhancing individual performance whilst reducing the likelihood of injury.

 

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Our researchers

Dr Lee Taylor

Dr Lee Taylor

Deputy theme lead (research)

Dr Jamie Barker

Dr Jamie Barker

Deputy theme lead (research)