Sport and Health Sciences
The Sport and Health Sciences Thematic Hub is committed to the creation, dissemination and curation of world leading research and knowledge exchange in sport, physical education, physical activity for health and human performance science.
We are a vibrant and diverse community of staff and students integrating expertise from social science, education, psychology, biology, health and medicine.
Our strategy is to engage with stakeholders and collaborators locally and globally, to produce research and knowledge exchange that is impactful on
- health and well-being,
- quality education,
- sustainable cities
- and communities, peace and justice.
Our contributions align with current CAHSS research themes:
- Health & Well-being
- Inequalities & Identities
- Childhood & Youth
- Governance & Democracy
Centres, groups and networks
The Academy’s fundamental aim is to establish a gathering place for the worlds of sport to meet in order to make a difference today. The primary mission of the Academy is simple: to establish a gathering place for the worlds of sport to meet in order to make a difference today.
ECSS is a research group within the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences in Moray House School of Education and Sport. We seek to facilitate and engage in research that is guided by a commitment to innovative critical research which analyses and reveals power relations, inequality and inequity in sport and society.
Edinburgh Social and Political Sports Research Forum is a network of researchers within and external to the University of Edinburgh. We aim to deliver impact for society through social and political sports research.
Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time are major public health goals. Our vision is to conduct excellent research which is internationally recognised and locally relevant to enhance the field of physical activity for health. We seek to create an active research environment that will inform teaching (particularly the MSc in Physical Activity for Health) and knowledge exchange in related areas.