Student’s story educates healthcare assistants on the benefits of exercise for those living with severe mental illness

Nessa Millet says it is “very rewarding” to know John’s Story – the narrative she penned as part of her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology – is being valued and shared by the charity, which provides specialist mental healthcare for patients with some of the most challenging mental health needs in the UK. John’s Story is written from the […]

Hungry for Change group receives regional funding boost

The Hungry for Change PPI group came about in response to the difficulties many families face to feeding their children during school holidays. The Department of Education reported in 2018 that 13.6% of families rely on the support of free school meals during term time, but during the school holidays there is no such provision, […]

Public lecture: Are we spending too much time sitting, and is this a real cause for concern?

The talk will provide an overview of the evidence describing how much time children and adults typically spend sitting and being physically active. The latest evidence linking prolonged sitting to poor health outcomes will be described followed by an overview of how we can incorporate more movement into our daily routines. Dr Clemes is a […]

Scheme to improve health of truck drivers shortlisted for NHS innovation award

Lorry drivers who take part in the SHIFT programme, which stands for Structured Health Intervention For Truckers, attend a six-hour, interactive education session about healthy eating and physical activity, and are provided with physical activity monitors to track their movement and engage in ‘step count challenges’ with other drivers. They are also given exercise equipment […]

Sport England and NCSEM Sheffield launch sports hygiene resources

Good hygiene practice, by both organisations and individuals, helps ensure that everybody involved in sport and physical activity stays fit and well enough to take part, be it through participating, coaching or officiating. Likewise, good hygiene is of equal importance for everybody involved in maintaining and working on courts, pitches and sports facilities. Sport England, […]

Dementia home created to showcase how people with the condition can live independently for longer

The house, at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford, features a vast collection of intuitive ideas, all based on proven academic research, from simple open-plan living spaces to more hi-tech innovations such as ‘talking cushions’, which promote activity after long periods of rest, sensory ‘smart chairs’, self-regulating climate control and safety sensors in high risk […]

Public lecture: Sleep and metabolic health

The lecture will commence with an overview of sleep and its relationship with health, followed by a more detailed examination of the role of sleep duration in metabolic health, particularly drawing on experimental investigations conducted by Dr Hartescu. Iuliana gained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (2010) at Loughborough University, followed by a PhD in Behavioural […]

NCSEM-EM academic working with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club to help children with disabilities engage in sport

Many coaches are not trained in the specifics of coaching disabled children and this can act as a significant barrier to inclusion with coaches often lacking the skills, knowledge and confidence to work with disabled children, describing a ‘fear of the unknown’. Based on his research in disability sport, Dr Townsend has developed the InPlay […]

Workshop: Coaching in Disability Sport

Developed using research conducted by Dr Robert Townsend and Professor Chris Cushion, the InCoach workshop is a free clinic for coaches working at all levels of disability sport, from community through to disability performance pathways. In a field where many coaches are not trained in the specifics of coaching disabled athletes, this lack of professional training and knowledge can act as a […]

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