Professor Vicky Tolfrey receives International Paralympic Committee award

For nearly two decades Professor Tolfrey, Professor of Applied Disability Sport at Loughborough University and Director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, has sought ways to apply sports science to para athletes who have been training for the international stage. Professor Tolfrey will be presented with the 2017 IPC Paralympic Scientific Award in […]

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Funding boost to support patient and public involvement in research

The School is working with one of ten patient and public involvement (PPI) groups to be awarded funding from the East Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (EMAHSN). The funding aims to help promote patient, carer and public involvement in healthcare delivery and health research across the region. The bursary awarded to the ‘Physical Activity Behaviour […]


Participants needed for protein supplementation and exercise training study

The purpose of this study is to see if combining protein supplementation and exercise training results in greater changes to markers of heart health, when compared to exercise training alone. We are looking for healthy men and women, aged between 20-60 years, to take part in this study. We are looking for individuals who do […]


Participants needed for workplace health support study

The purpose of the study is to undertake research that has the potential to improve and lengthen the working lives of people affected by long-term health conditions, including heart and lung disorders, cancer, musculoskeletal problems, anxiety, depression, stress, diabetes, and other conditions. Existing research shows that people with long-term health conditions are at higher risk […]

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Webinar: Exercise guideline development for adults with a spinal cord injury

In this webinar, Jan will use the context of spinal cord injury to look at the overarching process of knowledge translation. He will talk about the application of the Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE-II) process – the internationally accepted gold standard for developing and reporting clinical practice guidelines – and expand on the […]

Can you spend 5 minutes a day to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis research?

The study involves five minutes of daily exercise, in your home, for six months. You will be invited to the NCSEM-EM at Loughborough University for MRI scans of your joints and a DXA scan providing information on bone strength. We will monitor any changes that occur and measure the effect of the exercise programme. Our previous […]


Participants wanted for new prediabetes screening study

The study will last seven weeks and participants will be asked to attend up to four appointments at the NCSEM-EM on the Loughborough campus. Between the first two appointments, participants will be asked to wear two devices to measure their physical activity levels. Between the second and final appointment, participants will be asked to wear two […]

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Nutrition, Oral Health and Performance Symposium

Expert speakers will explore the following areas and discuss how to maximise performance and minimise negative performance impacts: State-of-the-art developments and the future of sport nutrition (Mike Naylor and Professor Ron Maughan) Sport nutrition and health (Dr Dan Kings) Eating disorders and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) in athletes (Dr Anna Katarina Melin) Oral […]


Public lecture series 2017

The events in the series are as follows – more information will be available nearer to each event: 13 September 2017 Contemporary issues surrounding lifestyle and health in children Presented by Dr Lauren Sherar, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health, Loughborough University. 1 November 2017 Cardiac risks of excessive exercise: can too much […]


People with a normal BMI who carry weight around the middle at greatest risk of death

For the study Professors Mark Hamer and David Stensel and Dr Gary O’Donovan from the NCSEM-EM and Loughborough’s School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences measured 42,702 participants from 10 different years of the annual Health Survey for England and the Scottish Health Survey. They wanted to see if a large scale analysis would have similar […]

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