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Top 100 cited Researcher!
Professor Brett Smith was recently identified in a science-wide analysis of citations as in the top 100 cited researchers in the field of sport sciences (both when self-citations are included and not included). This makes him within the top 2% of cited researchers in the world across all the areas of sport science. https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918&type=printable
(5 Nov 2020)
DSES Research Newsletter - Issue 2
We are happy to share the second issue of our departmental research newsletter. This issue features recent research projects carried out by our academic colleagues, information about our latest seminar series, and a welcome to our new colleagues who have joined the department, plus more!
View the September 2020 issue here
(23 Sep 2020)
Top 10 Success for the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences was again ranked in the ‘Top 10’ in the UK 2021 Complete University Guide for Sports Sciences. Our 7th placed ranking, up from 8th in 2020, further demonstrates that we are amongst the very best Sport Sciences departments in the UK for teaching and research.
(10 Jun 2020)
New research by Dr Karen Hind reveals long-term impact of rugby injuries
Dr Karen Hind is leading a new research study which has proven that rugby players are more likely than other athletes to suffer long-term injuries. View the full article in The Conversation
Image credit: Roger Sedres/Shutterstock/The Conversation
Why better guidance on school PE is needed
Since lockdown began in England, children have become increasing sedentary with one in fourteen children reported to be doing no daily exercise.
(17 Jul 2020) » More about why better guidance on school PE is needed
New DSES Research Animation
We are delighted to share our new research animation. The animation communicates what research we do, who we are, and where we are going. View it here
(29 Jun 2020)
Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Newsletter
We are delighted to share our first research newsletter. Included are some recent successes, our new research themes and identity, and news from our growing PGR and PDRA community. If you would like to receive a regular copy please contact Lucy Cawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the May 2020 Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Newsletter here.
(10 Jun 2020)
Team Durham: Tour of World Class Facilities
Team Durham Head of Sport and Physical Activity, Mark Brian, would like to welcome you to Durham University Sport and take you on a tour of our world class facilities!
(10 Jul 2020)
Research on Covid-19 and the Future of Women's Football in England
Dr. Stacey Pope was involved in the first academic study on why Covid-19 is impacting upon elite men's and women's football differently. This has been discussed widely in the international media has been published as a short article in The Conversation.
Image credit: @jeffreyflin via Unsplash
(15 Jun 2020)
Congratulations Ollie! – England Hockey is safe in his hands (or should that be feet?!)
We are delighted to be able to confirm that Durham University Hockey Club’s, Ollie Payne, has been awarded the Men’s Emerging Performance Player of the Year at England Hockey’s online awards ceremony, presented by Great Britain and England Senior, David Ames.
The Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity student has excelled in both his international and club commitments and for this to be recognised by England Hockey it is a testament to the hard work and dedication that he puts in both on and off the field.
Congratulations to Postgraduate Michael Slater
Congratulations to Michael Slater on the successful completion of his Masters by Research, exploring dehumanisation and wellbeing in coaches. Thank you to Dr Emily Oliver and Dr Emma Poulton for supervising.
(10 Jun 2020)
DSES student Phil Lloyd Jones and business partner create NHS rainbow
See the giant rainbow created by Sport and Exercise Sciences student Phil Lloyd-Jones and his business partner Alastair Garner to show appreciation to our hero NHS workers. The full article can be viewed here https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/see-giant-balloon-rainbow-created-18169860
Image credit: Chronicle Live
(15 Jun 2020)