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Why Yorkshire cricketers are so good
Why Yorkshire cricketers are so good
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In a recent article on The Conversation, Dr Martin Toms, a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses whether where you grow up matters for sporting success and suggests that's why Yorkshire cricketers are so good.
Date:
09/07/2015
The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham
The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham
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An evidence based report on the delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09/07/2015
One of our academics appointed Editor-in-Chief of APA journal
One of our academics appointed Editor-in-Chief of APA journal
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Dr Maria Kavussanu, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology here at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (SEPP) published by the American Psychological Association.
Date:
23/06/2015
FIFA, not the biggest surprise: junctures in sport governance
FIFA, not the biggest surprise: junctures in sport governance
Description
FIFA, not the biggest surprise: junctures in sport governance. A review of the recent FIFA scandal and ramifications for other sports governing bodies.
Date:
23/06/2015
SportExR Professor Receives ACSM Citation Award
SportExR Professor Receives ACSM Citation Award
Description
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced that Janice L. Thompson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, is a recipient of its 2015 Citation Award.
Date:
19/06/2015
All in a flap as owls land at University's new sports centre site
All in a flap as owls land at University's new sports centre site
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A very special visitor swooped into the University of Birmingham on Thursday to officially announce the institution's participation in this summer's citywide public art event, the Big Hoot.
Date:
19/06/2015
Study participants needed for Biological Responses to Cognitive Tasks
Study participants needed for Biological Responses to Cognitive Tasks
Description
An expert psychophysiological research team are conducting a research study investigating how the mind and the body respond to cognitive tasks. With advanced techniques including MRI scanning, this study will assess cardiovascular, psychological, and neural responses.
Date:
16/06/2015
What are turning points for 'Women and Sport'?
What are turning points for 'Women and Sport'?
Description
A commentary on the current lively debate of women and sport, with a soundclip on whether or not the England Women's football game at Wembley was a turning point.
Date:
05/06/2015
Diving and exercise
Diving and exercise
Description
In marine mammals the diving response (the trigeminal nerve reflex) which prompts the body to conserve oxygen when the face is immersed in water is very strong and enables the animal to dive for some impressive durations. In the podcast below Dr James Fisher of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences discusses how this reflex might be related to human physiology.
Date:
14/05/2015
Post workout rehydration: which drink fares the best?
Description
Which drink should we reach for after a hard work-out? Exercising in a hot environment leads to dehydration, so we need to consume fluids in the post-exercise period in order to replenish the fluid lost through sweating. For optimal rehydration, is it necessary to consume a sports drink, or are other drinks as good? Dr Andy Blannin (Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism) looks at this issue with Professor Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham) on Britain's Favourite Foods: Are They Good For You? (21:00, Tuesday 14 April, BBC2).
Date:
14/04/2015
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