New SPARC website launches

To celebrate the launch of the new Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre (SPARC) website, our Week in Focus will be shining a spotlight on our sports and physical activity research groups. From improving quality of life to designing new technological innovations, our colleagues in SPARC are at the forefront of internationally renowned, world-class research.…

Take on the Everest Challenge

To help motivate himself and others to get out and exercise every day, our colleague Dr Tony Smith (senior lecturer in leadership and organisational development) has devised a unique challenge: climb the height of Everest . . . but in the surrounds of your local area! Alongside his climbing partner, Dr Patrick Marshall, Tony is…

Sport2PREVENT project promotes benefits of physical activity

Researchers from our Physical Activity, Wellness and Public Health Research Group are currently involved with the Sport2PREVENT project, which is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Sport programme. Dr Anna Myers (research fellow in physical activity and health) is leading Hallam’s involvement. We have been speaking with Anna to find out more about Sport2PREVENT . . . What is the…

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Academics celebrate Highly Commended Paper award success

Huge congratulations to Dr Girish Ramchandani, Dr Daniel Plumley, and Dr Rob Wilson on having their article ‘The unintended consequence of Financial Fair Play: An examination of competitive balance across five European football leagues’ selected as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2020 Emerald Literati Awards. Girish has kindly been speaking to us about the award recognition. How did you feel on finding out…

Professor Heidi Probst formally appointed director of Health Research Institute

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Heidi Probst has been formally appointed director of our Health Research Institute (HRI). The HRI brings together academics and professionals who deliver research, innovation and knowledge exchange in health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Heidi has kindly been speaking to us about her appointment . . . “I am delighted to be formally…

Over 150 attendees participate in online CPD event

  Claire Staniland (senior lecturer in physiotherapy) recently ran an evening CPD event, which involved over 150 attendees participating online via Zoom. The key topic for the evening was Covid-19. Claire has kindly been talking to us about the event. What motivated you to run the event? The event was organised as additional learning during the…

Hedgehogs on Campus generates huge response

Over the summer months, Michelle Hood (senior lecturer in diagnostic imaging) has been busy coordinating the University’s Hedgehogs on Campus campaign. With autumn, and the return of staff and students to campus, fast approaching, we caught up with Michelle to learn more about the campaign’s recent achievements, and also it’s upcoming plans. Covid-19 has made it a surreal summer for lots of us. How…

From stress to sporting success – a Q&A with Dr James Rumbold

Dr James Rumbold (senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology) recently published his research paper An experience sampling study of organizational stress processes and future playing time in professional sport in the Journal of Sports Sciences. We’ve been speaking with James to find out how his research came about, its potential groundbreaking significance, and what…

A day to celebrate our mental health nurses

Friday 21 February 2020 was Mental Health Nurses’ Day. Organised by the RCN Mental Health Forum, the day was partly a response to a drop in mental health nursing staff in the UK. According to statistics from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the number of mental health nurses fell from 90,693 to 88,821 between 2014…