Department of Sport

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Sport research at Hartpury is diverse but is focused on the enhancement of performance of; athletes, coaches, the general population, teaching staff and students.

With 10 sports academies and exceptional sports facilities on our specialist campus, including the multi-million pound sports academy, there are a wealth of opportunities for staff and postgraduate researchers to work with elite athletes and specialist coaches on site. And our partnerships with professional sports clubs and governing bodies also open up a world of research projects outside of Hartpury too.

All research activity within the department either directly or indirectly informs not only current industry practice but also the curriculum, either through research that directly informs curriculum design (e.g. research into first-year transition) or knowledge creation that informs curriculum content (e.g. research into mental toughness directly informing coaching curriculum content).

All staff are actively involved in research and knowledge exchange either as researchers or practitioners.​

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    Research Output

    An exploration of goal scoring strategies in an elite beach soccer tournament

    Lastella, M., Escobar, L., Lovell, G., Scanlan, A. T., McGowan, L. & Guy, J. H., 18 Apr 2020, In : Science and Medicine in Football. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

  • Consultancy Under Pressure: Intervening in the ‘here and now’ with an Elite Golfer

    Pates, J., 2 Apr 2020, In : Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. 4, 1, p. 32-39 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

  • Drum training induces long-term plasticity in the cerebellum and connected cortical thickness

    Bruchhage, M. M. K., Amad, A., Draper, S., Seidman, J., Lacerda, L., Laguna, P. L., Lowry, R. G., Wheeler, J., Robertson, A., Dell'Acqua, F., Smith, M. S. & Williams, S. C. R., 22 Jun 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 10116.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

    Open Access
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    How to teach dance when you can't dance

    Matt Coldrey (Speaker)

    13 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Principles of interactive teaching in university: Student engagement and inclusion

    Matt Coldrey (Speaker)

    7 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

    External Examiner for University of Plymouth

    Matt Coldrey (Examiner)


    Activity: Examination types*External Examiner

    Press / Media

    Horseracing staff are positive about new working practices

    Emma Davies, Geoff Lovell, Jane Williams & Will McConn-Palfreymann


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Blog post on Rugby Coaching

    Richard Whincup


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Is obesity really non-communicable?

    Cain Clark


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media