Sport Sciences Research
Sport Sciences provides a home to two dynamic research centres that are internationally recognised: The Brunel Centre for Sport, Health and Wellbeing (BC•SHaW) and the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance (CSMHP). Staff who work in social sciences, sports management and the social psychology of sport are affiliated to BC•SHaW while staff who work in biomechanics, physiology and sport psychology/motor control are affiliated to CSMHP. Both centres engage in interdisciplinary research and there are several active collaborations between members of the centres. Sport Sciences has staff with national and international reputations for their research and consultancy, some of whom are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) which enables them to work with high performance athletes. Also, several of the psychologists in Sport Sciences are chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Sport Sciences offers a vibrant mix of young researchers working alongside more experienced colleagues and the School supports a strong PhD programme. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Brunel University's Sport Sciences submission was ranked 8th in the UK and 1st in the Greater London area.
Study for a Research Degree
We offer excellent research degree programmes where students benefit from world-class supervision and state-of-the-art sports and laboratory facilities. Our research students not only address some of the most current and challenging issues within their chosen discipline, but also publish their results in high quality journals and present at international conferences.
Brunel Centre for Sport, Health and Wellbeing (BC•SHaW)
BC•SHaW undertakes internationally recognised multidisciplinary social science research into the role of sport, health and wellbeing in contemporary society. The Centre has a strong focus on research which is relevant to local, national and international policy and practice. The work of the Centre draws on a range of disciplines and is arranged under four themes: young people, sport and physical education; health, wellbeing and performance; sports development, management and policy; and socio-cultural studies of sport.
Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance (CSMHP)
CSMHP is a University Research Centre with a focus on integrative aspects of human physiology, biomechanics and psychology of sport and exercise. It seeks to further understanding of the regulation and adaptation of the cardiovascular, respiratory and neuromuscular systems to exercise and training as well as the physiological, biomechanical and psychological limitations to human sport performance and exercise tolerance.