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Call for Papers - Postgraduate Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society
Call for Papers - Postgraduate Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society
Description
To celebrate the launch of a new Sport Policy Centre, within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, a graduate conference on the theme of 'Sport Politics, Policy and Society' will take place on 4 December 2014 followed by an invited guest speaker.
Date:
17/10/2014
Ranked first for Sport Science
Ranked first for Sport Science
Description
The University of Birmingham has been ranked number one in the UK for Sport Science in The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2015. The league table examined factors such as student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects and awarded Birmingham the maximum overall score of 100.
Date:
25/09/2014
More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts
More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts
Description
Dr Michael Grey from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has called for more research to be carried out into how the brains of sportspeople – including children – react when they receive a blow to the head.
Date:
23/09/2014
School taking part in the 2014 British Science Festival
School taking part in the 2014 British Science Festival
Description
Staff from the School will be taking part in the 2014 British Science Festival being held at the University of Birmingham. Our session, entitled "Not enough exercise, too much stress: The curse of modern living" will combine the School's traditional strengths in Exercise Physiology and Behavioural Medicine to provide the public with an engaging and interactive discussion on how exercise and psychological stress affects their health.
Date:
21/08/2014
Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science
Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science
Description
An expert exercise physiology research group from the University of Birmingham plan to guide participants through a 10-week leg resistance training programme in order to observe the importance of rest-interval duration on muscle growth.
Date:
10/07/2014
Control of breathing during exercise
Description
Since 1996, 766 Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduates have studied respiratory control with Dr Michael Parkes. Do you still remember the debates over how little is known about how breathing is controlled in exercise ( Guz, 1966, Wasserman 1986, Goodwin 1972)? Does it matter any more?!
Date:
07/07/2014
Russian confidence dealt a blow by Sochi Paralympics boycotts
Russian confidence dealt a blow by Sochi Paralympics boycotts
Description
Dr Jonathan Grix, Reader (Associate Professor) in Sport Policy and Politics in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses the recent boycotts of the Sochi Paralympics in an article on The Conversation website.
Date:
10/03/2014
MRC/Arthritis Research UK Centre studentship
Description
Promotion of physical activity in middle aged and older adults with lower limb osteoarthritis
Date:
17/01/2014
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