Centre for Sports Engineering Research 2019 Review

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The Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) is led by Dr Simon Goodwill. It is the world’s largest academic group in sports engineering and an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research and knowledge transfer. The centre’s work is based on three areas of research expertise: applied computing; biomechanics and design engineering. In each area, researchers develop fundamental knowledge and deliver applied solutions to enhance athletic performance, reduce injury and promote physical activity.

Simon Goodwill is head of sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

CSER works in partnership with many sport and commercial organisations. We are immensely proud of our work with Team GB Olympic, and Paralympic athletes, and we enjoy research partnerships with global organisations such as the International Tennis Federation, FIFA, and adidas.

In April 2019, the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) was integrated into the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (ASPA). This brought the team closer together to students and academics from the other research groups working in Sport namely:

• Sports Industry Research Centre

• Sport and Human Performance Research Group

• Physical Activity, Wellness and Public Health Research Group (PAWPH)

This integration will ultimately benefit our researcher partners, clients and students as it facilitates collaborations across multiple disciplines creating a holistic approach to addressing real-world research questions.

In December 2019, CSER formed the foundational pillar of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). The AWRC is a world-leading £15.7 million research centre funded by the UK Department of Health (DoH), Sheffield Hallam University and with support from a European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) grant. The AWRC co-creates, evaluates and exploits innovations in sport, physical activity and health with commercial and non-commercial partners.

Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

The AWRC building is the centrepiece of Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park and is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the population through innovations that help people move. The building is the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world, providing state-of-the-art, fully instrumented indoor and outdoor laboratories and a team of over 70 researchers delivering collaborative projects. The AWRC’s mission is to prevent and treat chronic disease through co-designed research into physical activity and the facilities provide us with the ideal environment to build on our existing research and create knowledge that will benefit our research partners.


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