The convergence of ideas, disciplines, sectors and technology at the AWRC leads to new ways of preventing and treating chronic disease.
View all of AWRC's projects here
AWRC research is organised into three impact themes. We also have two strategic programmes that target a key market need or population group.
Projects sitting under our Health Innovation pillar bring together patients, clinicians and researchers to generate solutions to 'real-world' problems that can be scaled regionally, nationally and globally. These projects typically include pioneering healthcare services, delivered by project partners from our fully NHS-compliant clinical floor and physical activity suite. This model drives health innovation while simultaneously benefiting local communities and contributing to our civic and place agenda.
Read about our 2021 REF results here
The AWRC is the research hub for the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield, translating knowledge from elite sport into the health sector to drive innovation in the promotion of physical activity as part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy.
Our research and innovation utilises Sheffield as a ‘living laboratory’ to explore ‘what works’ to promote physical activity, health and wellbeing and scale these innovations to the rest of the UK and internationally.