The Academy of Sport supports research (i) about issues and problems within sport itself; and (ii) where sport is part of a broader solution or intervention.
Our approach sees research, education and advocacy as interlinked.
Browse our research themes to find out more.
Objectives & Principles
We try to develop the most supportive environment possible for our researchers and students so that they can do what they do best- advance an understanding of sport and physical cultures.
Sport for Health
Health for all is one of the World Economic Forum's key issues. Sport has an immediate link to health.
Sport, Inequality & Social Justice
By examining the ideological practices and processes involving sport and physical cultures it becomes possible to challenge inequitable practice in and through sport.
Sport for the Environment
The Academy of Sport draws upon expertise across the University to promote, provide and shape outdoor sport and adventure agendas, policies and professional practice.