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Research and commercial services

We are home to three internationally renowned research centres, producing world-class research in sport performance, physical activity and health, sport economics and sport engineering.

Our sports research is ranked fourth in the UK and we provide market-leading commercial services to a wide range of organisations and athletes.

The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science boasts one of the largest physical activity and sport-related portfolios of research expertise in the UK. It focuses on physical activity, wellbeing and performance enhancement.

The centre worked closely with GB Volleyball and GB Table Tennis as they prepared for London 2012.

The Sport Industry Research Centre applies economic techniques to generate new knowledge and insight about the sport and leisure industries.

Recent projects have included measuring the impact of the 2012 Olympics on the UK's sporting economy as well as other major sporting events.

The Centre for Sports Engineering Research focuses on developing fundamental understanding of the complex sporting environment and the creation of new innovative technologies.

The centre is one of only four University Innovation Partners to UK Sport, and provided technical support to a number of Olympic teams in the run-up to London 2012, including GB Boxing, GB Diving and British Cycling.

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