Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Research 

We achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014).

More than half of the School’s work is ranked as 4*, identifying it as world leading, with 90 per cent of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent. These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Our research is focused on three interdisciplinary themes that address major societal challenges.

The School’s Research Mission is to address one of the key challenges facing contemporary societies: increasing the quantity and quality of engagement in physical activity to enhance health and wellbeing.

We are interested in finding new ways to support the physical activity and sport needs of all individuals and communities ranging from elite athletes, to young children, elderly exercisers, inactive groups and those recovering from illness or injury.