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Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.
 

Seminars & Events

Obesity Wars: fitness vs fatness

Date
30/10/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
ThinkTank Science Museum - Birmingham
Description
An exciting, interactive event showcasing measures of fatness and fitness, illustrating the importance of fitness in promoting health and wellbeing, and highlighting the public's views on obesity and their motivation to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
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Our alumna Non Stanford becomes ITU World Triathlon champion
Our alumna Non Stanford becomes ITU World Triathlon champion
Description
Congratulations to our BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences aluma Non Stanford on becoming ITU World Triathlon champion on Saturday.
Date:
23/09/2013
Sportex academic in Guardian experts guide on How to live longer
Sportex academic in Guardian experts guide on How to live longer
Description
Dr Anna Phillips, Reader in Behavioural Medicine, here in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences shares her research as one of a panel of experts in the Guardian newspaper's guide to How to live longer.
Date:
10/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
Hip fractures and depression quicken frailty in the elderly
Description
Older people are more likely to suffer a fall and with an ageing population, hip fractures are a growing issue. And new research suggests that the impact of a fall may speed up frailty. The factors influencing recovery after a hip fracture are poorly understood, but we now know that depression is common and is associated with increased risk of infections and an inability to regain previous levels of physical functioning.
Date:
22/08/2013
Researchers find depression in hip fracture patients hinders physical recovery and compromises immunity
Description
Older people who suffer a hip fracture should be routinely tested and treated for depression to aid their recovery and prevent their immune systems from being compromised, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/08/2013
University proposes £175m transformation of historic Edgbaston campus to include a new sports centre
Description
The University of Birmingham is announcing a five year investment in facilities that will transform the University's famous Edgbaston campus, reinterpreting founder Joseph Chamberlain's vision for the estate for the 21st century and extending the services available to the local community. The key developments include a new sports centre and a new library, to join the new Music building currently nearing completion.
Date:
16/07/2013
Finding Murray's magic - Dr Nikos Ntoumanis - School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Description
Research suggests that it is Andy Murray's ability to manage goals, as well as his skill, drive and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete. According to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, athletes who recognise early when a goal is unattainable and switch their focus to other objectives are the most successful at achieving their main career goals.
Date:
25/06/2013
Double award for collaborative paper in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Description
Postgraduate researcher Richard Bruce and his supervisor Dr Mike White, both from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, have received two awards for their paper "Muscle afferent activation causes ventilatory and cardiovascular responses during concurrent hypercapnia in humans", published in Experimental Physiology in February.
Date:
14/06/2013
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