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Exercise Science Research


An evidence based discipline, Exercise Science is driven by research. Within the School of Psychology and Exercise Science, dynamic staff and state of the art exercise science facilities enable a variety of high quality sport and health related research to be conducted in the following areas:


  • Visual anticipation and expertise in sport
  • Exercise and fatigue
  • High-intensity interval training and sports performance
  • Recovery following exercise and sport
  • Resistance training to enhance athletic performance
  • Exercise in masters level athletes
  • Sports Psychology
  • Athlete well-being



  • High-intensity interval training in chronic disease
  • Exercise and falls prevention
  • Exercise and diabetes
  • Exercise and cognitive decline
  • Exercise and cancer
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Motor control and stroke rehabilitation
  • Exercise and osteoarthritis
  • Physical activity and paediatric health
  • Burns rehabilitation


Current Research projects

Our research projects can be categorised under two main areas:

  • Clinical Exercise Science
  • Human Performance

Research findings

An important component to research is the dissemination of findings to both the scientific and general community. Brief findings from all exercise science research projects can be found here.

Looking to study a research degree?

The following research degrees are offered within exercise science; 

  • Masters with research and training (MS)
  • Masters of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

+ Find out more about what’s available and how to apply to become a research student within the School of Psychology and Exercise Science.