School of Health and Life Sciences

Sport and recreation

The School of Health and Life Sciences conducts a range of research in sport and recreation. his includes community-based participation from a public health perspective, to elite sports performance.

Key areas include:

  • Participation levels and trends
  • Influences on participation
  • Value of sport: the health benefits of participation
  • Places to play: the nexus between facilities and participation.

Sport and recreation participation is also an area of our research program. This program has a focus on community based participation in sport and recreation and includes the research disciplines of:

  • Behavioural epidemiology
  • Sport management
  • Public health
  • Statistical analysis
  • Spatial analysis

Specific research areas of sport and recreation participation include:

  • Participation levels and trends
  • Influences on participation
  • Value of sport: the health benefits of participation
  • Places to play: the nexus between facilities and health