Department of Exercise Sciences


Research areas

The department has four major research groups reflecting its particular strengths within Exercise Sciences. See Movement, Exercise, Sport and Health (MESH) for a selection of journal articles.

  • Biomechanics

    The Biomechanics Laboratory is dedicated to the scientific study of biomechanics of human movement.

  • Movement Neuroscience

    At the Department of Exercise Sciences there are three separate laboratories that allow our students to develop skills related to Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology or Movement Neuroscience.

  • Exercise Physiology and Metabolism

    The Department of Exercise Sciences and the Exercise Physiology Laboratory offers numerous resources and training facilities for both our students and staff.

  • Exercise Psychology

    Research in Exercise Psychology examines the role of psychological factors in sporting performance, recovery from injury and rehabilitation.

  • Movement, Exercise, Sport and Health

    Stories about the research and discoveries in movement, exercise, sport and health are contained in the following journal articles.

  • Exercise and Muscle Physiology Laboratory

    The research at the Exercise and Muscle Physiology Laboratory at the Department of Exercise Sciences explains the physiological processes and regulation of the adaptation of skeletal muscle to physical exercise or inactivity.