The NCSEM-EM is researching ways to support people with disabilities to be more active through the development of physical activity guidelines for people with a spinal cord injury, working with coaches in disability sport to develop their skills and looking at the barriers children with disabilities face to being more active.
Researchers from the NCSEM-EM and the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport together with colleagues in Canada have developed scientific guidelines to inform people with spinal cord injury (SCI) how much exercise is necessary for important fitness and health benefits.
Dr Janine Coates
Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods, Loughborough University
Dr Janine Coates discusses some of the barriers children with disabilities face to being active and what parents can do to help.
Dr Robert Townsend
Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University (now Lecturer in Coaching and Pedagogy at University of Waikato)
Dr Robert Townsend looks at the important relationship between the athlete, coach and parent in disability sport coaching.