Our research examines ways to improve sports performance in athletes enabling them to achieve their goals whatever their level of participation.  

Areas of research include:

  • Hand-cycling and adapted sports
  • Hypoxic training methods
  • Monitoring of fatigue and exertion
  • Muscle oxygenation and blood flow
  • Talent identification and development in young athletes
  • Athletic pacing strategies
  • Social support
  • Performance enhancing drugs

Our papers

2021

2020

2019

Our academics

Dr Henry Chung

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Paul Freeman

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Edward Hope

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Louis Howe

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Benjamin Jones

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Catherine Kerr

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

 Tracy Lewis

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Professor Ian Maynard

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Christopher McManus

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Professor Dominic Micklewright

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr John Mills

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

 Luke Olsson

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

 Patrick Schoenmakers

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Jamie Tallent

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

Dr Victor Utti

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex

A young woman wearing cricket whites and a helmet, holding a cricket bat that she has just swung to hit a cricket ball.
MSD studentship - Physical Match Demands of International Female Cricketers

Although women's cricket is growing as a sport, little is known regarding the physical demands of female International and domestic cricket matches. This project, based in the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, seeks to understand physical attributes for and match demands on female cricketers.

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