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Musculoskeletal health

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Canon Medical Gilead

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Musculoskeletal health

We conduct research and consultancy projects around strength and resistance training, working with participants across the lifespan - from elite sports performers to frail older adults

Musculoskeletal health is the greatest predictor of maintaining our independence as we get older, as well as playing a key role in underpinning sporting and athletic performance. Our research theme aim is to conduct research and consultancy projects primarily around the health benefits of strength and resistance training. This work incorporates participants across the lifespan, ranging from elite sport performers to frail older adults.

Current research projects

  1. Strength for Life: consultancy-based project to deliver strength training to older adults
  2. Role of resistance exercise in weight management
  3. In-patient strength training
  4. Digital innovations to optimise strength training
  5. Monitoring risk factors for hamstring strain injury
  6. Interventions to prevent deconditioning during COVID-19 lockdown

Funding partners


Funding partners

Canon Medical Gilead

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Contact SPARC to discuss facilities, partnerships, doctoral research and more

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Research team

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Dr Tom Maden-Wilkinson

Senior Research Fellow

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

Dr Anna Lowe

Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

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Anna Myers

Dr Anna Myers

Research Fellow

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David Hembrough

Senior Sport Science Officer

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David Rogerson 204600

David Rogerson

Sport Nutritionist/Strength Conditioning

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Steve Thompson

Stephen Thompson

Lecturer

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