Our strategic collaborators support the centre in its aim to design, develop and deliver innovations that help people move.
Find out more about who we work with below.
Canon Medical Systems
Multi-national Japanese company Canon Medical Systems develop and manufacture cutting-edge diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, MRI, X-Ray, Ultrasound and Healthcare Infomatics across the globe.
Their investment in the AWRC will involve the provision of a range of their technologies for use in the Centre’s research activities, which are allied with Canon Medical Systems mission to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide.
By partnering with the AWRC, Canon Medical Systems are demonstrating their belief in the importance of the Centre’s objectives, and the need for advancement in global health and wellbeing.
Westfield Health champions health and wellbeing, both in the workplace and in the wider population. With the belief that prevention is better than cure, it recognises the difference that being physically active can have in terms of your physical and emotional wellbeing.
Already recognised as one of the UK’s leading health insurers, Westfield Health is developing new healthcare products and services to push the boundaries in the field of workplace and population health and wellbeing. Continued investment in innovation and technology makes Westfield Health an ideal partner for the AWRC.
The company will be supporting the Centre financially and with in-kind contributions, helping to create ‘innovations that help people move’.
parkrun is a global running phenomenon with over 900 free timed runs per week across 14 countries and over a million runners registered worldwide.
Over 100,000 people run or volunteer every Saturday in the UK making it one of the world’s most successful running events ever. The aim of parkrun is to make it as easy as possible for people to be physically active and help them to live better for longer. The partnership with the AWRC will enable academics to look at how the free events are impacting on health outcomes and conduct research into the nation's physical activity levels.
The Olympic Legacy Park, on which the AWRC is sited, will be landscaped to include a 1 km running loop that will allow for a junior parkrun to be established.
The parkrun Research Board was established in 2016 by parkrun in collaboration with the AWRC. It is a multi-disciplinary group of between 10 and 15 members who bring relevant and diverse research interests, expertise and experience. The board includes academics, researchers, practitioners and parkrun executives.
We are also partnered with
- Ingesport GoFit Labs
- Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity
- National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield
- Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust