Martial arts

Researchers investigate inequalities in sport and physical activity participation

To celebrate the launch of our new Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre website, we are shining a spotlight on our sports and physical activity research groups. Colleagues within our Sport Industry Research Group (SIRG) have been conducting numerous studies into sport and physical activity participation. Professor Simon Shibli has kindly been speaking with us about…

Weightlifting

Building strength: is velocity-based training the future?

Our very own Steve Thompson (senior lecturer and strength and conditioning coach) recently shared his expertise on velocity-based training for strength athletes with Output Sports. We caught up with Steve to learn a little bit more about velocity-based training for strength athletes, and to also understand why it is becoming increasingly popular amongst regular gym-goers. What…

Tennis

Reviewing elite tennis performance – a CSER project

The physical demands of elite tennis performance continue to evolve, reflecting equipment and player conditioning advances. And whilst tennis performance data exist in the public domain, data sources are sporadic, incomplete and often address focused but disparate research aims. Dr Marcus Dunn (research fellow) has been working with colleagues in the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER)…

Improving Paralympian performance – a CSER project

Since 2018, the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) has been working in partnership with the Sports Intelligence (SI) team at the English Institute of Sport (EIS). CSER’s knowledge of data analysis techniques is helping the Sports Intelligence team extract useful key performance indicators and present them to the athletes/coaches in the most effective format. A recent project undertaken…

Volunteer at BUCS Nationals in 2020

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) are looking to appoint staff to be part of the event team running BUCS Nationals in 2020. Please note that this role is available as a professional development opportunity to both internal BUCS staff, and individuals currently employed or engaged by a BUCS member university. The BUCS Nationals team…

University Sport & Physical Activity Research Cluster Meeting (12th November)

The upcoming University Sport & Physical Activity Research Cluster Meeting (12th November; 9am – 11.30am; HC.0.29) aims to bring together colleagues involved and interested in the area of university sport and active recreation (including physical activity). The networking event will provide an opportunity for the following: 1.       Allow academics the opportunity to come together with those delivering university sport to…

Sheffield Half Marathon runners needed for research trial

As part of our ‘Enabling Healthier Lives’ research platform, Dr Mayur Ranchordas, sports nutritionist, is leading a study looking at whether supplements of New Zealand blackcurrant can help recovery from long distance running. Participants should be registered to enter the Sheffield Half Marathon, are 18-60 years old, non-smokers, aiming to achieve a race time of less…

Dr Marcus Dunn made member of International Sports Technology Association executive advisory board

The International Sports Technology Association has appointed Dr Marcus Dunn, research fellow in the Centre for Sports Engineering Research, to its executive advisory board. Speaking about his appointment, Marcus said, “I’m excited to be appointed to the ISTA executive advisory board. The ISTA aims to position itself as a world leading organisation for sports technologists;…