World class sporting research

tomlinson-510The University of Birmingham undertakes world class sporting research that has national and global impact. Members of staff have made it their mission to translate research into clear practical applications, making our research have direct impact on sport in the UK and the London 2012 Olympics.

Our areas of expertise

Our staff engage in a uniquely wide range of research linked to sport, exercise and movement – meaning Birmingham has the widest range of research in this area of any University in the UK. Our specific areas of expertise include the following:

Lifelong health and well-being, including:

  • Exercise nutrition
  • Exercise physiology 
  • Psychology of health and exercise 
  • Sociology of health and exercise

shaw53Sports participation and performance, including:

  • Sports psychology 
  • Sports nutrition 
  • Talent and participant development 
  • Sports physiology 
  • Sports business and finance 
  • Sports engineering and technology

Learning, movement and adaptation, including:

  • Coach education
  • Physical education 
  • Professional learning and leadership 
  • Skill acquisition 
  • Movement rehabilitation