Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Research 

Our Research Mission is to conduct world-leading research in the natural and social sciences of sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation, engage with the public and stakeholders, and produce impactful work.

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

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.

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.