Sport, Physical Education and Health Science
Creating, disseminating and curating of world leading knowledge in human performance science, physical activity for health, physical education and sport.
Our overall research vision is the creation, dissemination and curation of world leading knowledge in Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences. Our research is organized under 4 themes: human performance science, physical activity for health, physical education and sport.
We have 35 members of staff who are active researchers. From the REF 2014 results we were ranked 1st in Scotland and 10th in the UK. We engage in division-crossing, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues across the School and University, and in other institutions within Scotland and internationally.
Research centres/groups/networks in this cluster:
Academy of Sport
An independent gathering place for the worlds of sport to meet, excel, develop, influence and make a difference.
Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC)
PAHRC aims to provide evidence of how to encourage people of all ages to ‘sit less and walk more’. Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time are major public health goals.
PAHRC's team vision is to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field of physical activity for health. We seek to create an active research environment that will inform teaching (particularly the new MSc in Physical Activity for Health) and knowledge exchange in related areas.
Edinburgh Critical Studies in Sport (ECSS) research group
Details to follow soon.
Edinburgh Social and Political Sports Research Forum
For nearly six centuries, University of Edinburgh students and staff have been extending the boundaries of knowledge and providing answers to some of the world’s most important questions. The task ahead involves a fourfold exercise a sound grasp of evidence, analysis, the development of communities of best practice and a commitment to social change and intervention.
Human Performance Science Research Group
Human Performance Science is a research group within the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences (ISPEHS) in Moray House School of Education. The group aims to advance understanding and education in human performance science.
Physical Education Research Forum
Our Physical Education Research Forum's vision is to recruit and develop the world’s most promising students and outstanding staff within our area and to excel as national and international center for the creation and dissemination of knowledge in physical education and related areas - health and wellbeing, physical activity and youth sport.
All our research centres/groups/networks
PhD supervisors and topics