Research

Research and Consultancy Work

Our current and recent work.

We provide a vibrant, supportive gathering space for impactful sports research. We seek to work with the best possible partners and practice to address contemporary sporting problems and issues and to inform and improve lives and communities.

A set of values and principles that we share with the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences guide our engagement:

  • mutual respect for the history, context, values and culture of communities that we engage with
  • equity by recognizing the inherent dignity of every human being and the just distribution of resources and access, especially with respect to marginalized and vulnerable groups
  • sustainability by living and working within the limits of available physical, natural and social resources to facilitate the self-reliance and independence of individuals and communities
  • social justice by advocating and evidencing that individuals and groups have fair and impartial access to the benefits of society, including the right to health, physical activity and sport
  • excellence in striving for and adhering to the highest standards of quality, integrity, professionalism and leadership
  • accountability and responsiveness to students and the communities we collaborate with
  • pursuit of global public good by appreciating our roles and obligations as leaders in creating, sharing and translating knowledge about and through sport for the benefit of all people
  • cooperative spirit through mutual enrichment, openness and a commitment to reciprocate working with communities of best practice working in our areas
  • quality - an aspiration to continually improve on the quality of everything that we do

Learn more about the work we do and support on our Edinburgh-Toronto public symposia and lectures page.

Visit the symposia and lectures page 

University and College Research Themes

The Academy of Sport is part of the following University and College Research Themes

  • Work and Economy
  • Data and Digital
  • Future Cities
  • Health and Well-Being

Learn more about the University and College Research Themes

Current and recent projects

Further books, articles, reports, policy briefs, advisory papers and blogs are available on the University’s research portal.

Browse the Academy of Sport's documents on the University's research portal  

Collaborations and research partners 

Gaelic Sports Voices and Dialogue - Guthan Spòrs Gàidhlig agus Conaltradh

The Gaelic Sports Voices and Dialogue project opened up a discussion about sport in Gaelic culture.

Explore Gaelic Sports Voices and Dialogue