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.

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Experts in Sport: Commonwealth Games 2022 video special

Experts in Sport welcomes guests involved in the Commonwealth games with a range of practitioners from Loughborough University, including Professor Vicky Tolfrey, Professor of Applied Disability Sport and Director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport; Dr Chris McLeod, an expert in eating behaviour at Loughborough University; and Dr David Fletcher, Sport Psychologist at Loughborough University.

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