The Sport-Related Research 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
The Hub is led by Professor Dave Collins.
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.
We are a multi and inter-disciplinary group of academic and clinical researchers within and linked to the University of Edinburgh with an interest in sports medicine related research. Working together, our aims are to further our collective research knowledge, to translate those research findings in to practice, to improve the short-term and long-term health of individuals, from elite athletes to recreational exercisers. We collaborate with Government and globally with other Universities, and with National and International Governing Bodies of Sport and their athletes.
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.
We are a group of researchers from across Moray House School of Education and Sport, and beyond, who engage in physical culture research in the context of education: schools, curricula, teacher learning and ITE. Together our research aims to enrich practice and improve the experiences, learning and lives of young people and their teachers.