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Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Innovations that help people move

We are dedicated to improving health and wellbeing through movement. We offer world-class research and design through state-of the-art facilities and wide-ranging academic expertise.

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The AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator

Our support programme for wellbeing start-ups

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RICOVR: Covid-19 rehabilitation

Research and innovation for Covid recovery

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NCSEM: Sport and exercise medicine

Helping patients access active treatment

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Featured projects

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Helping people move more in lockdown

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Robotics for children with special needs

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Using Canon's specialist ultrasound

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Pioneering research with parkrun

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Who we work with

Our strategic collaborators support the centre in its aim to design, develop and deliver innovations that help people move.

Key collaborators

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Rob Copeland

Professor Rob Copeland


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Jason Brannan

Deputy Director

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Steve Haake

Professor Steve Haake

Director of Engagement

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Alfonso Jiminez

Professor Alfonso Jimenez

Professor of Exercise Science and Health

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Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Anna Lowe

Programme Manager, NCSEM

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Funding partners

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Part of the Health Research Institute

The Health Research Institute brings together academics and professionals to deliver research, innovation and knowledge exchange in health and wellbeing across the lifespan.