Sport Research at Hartpury
Sport research at Hartpury is diverse but has a consistent applied focus. All staff are actively involved in research and knowledge exchange either as researchers or practitioners. Staff are actively involved in knowledge exchange within the areas in which they teach, enabling the curriculum to be informed by current practice.
There are 3 cognisant research groups within the Department;
• Applied Sport Performance
• Coaching Pedagogy
• Teaching and Learning
Applied Sport Performance
The main themes of the Applied Sport Performance group are performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and paediatric exercise physiology. Research within these areas is particularly important at Hartpury owing to the strong student athlete population, with particular strengths in rugby union and football. There is extensive equipment Hartpury that staff utilise to support laboratory and field testing environments. Sports laboratory equipment includes an isokinetic dynamometer, AMTI force platform, Delsys Electromyography, Qualisys motion capture cameras, online gas analysis, cycle ergometers, treadmill and facilities for blood lactate and glucose assessment. This equipment is used in collaboration with the wider faculty and is also used for learning and teaching.
The Applied Sport Performance team are; Richard Clarke, Richard Collins, Tom Cresswell, Andrew Dobson, Ben Drury, Dr. Gareth Knox, Dr. Christopher Potter, Dr. Laurence Protheroe and Dean Seeliger.
Hartpury's article and news release on working with Ben and why can be viewed here