Centre for Sport Research
The Centre for Sport Research (CfSR) is the catalyst for sport-related research in the university. The centre has a long-established pedigree in providing an organisational and academic infrastructure for sport studies, sport science and leisure studies, and physical education/dance.
Group: Sport and Leisure Cultures:
- Sport in International Relations
- Lifestyle Sport and Communities
- Media Practices and Discourse
Group: Sport and Exercise Science:
- Environmental Impacts on Exercise
- Physical Activity, Health and Well-being
- Endurance and Fatigue
Group: Physical Education
Drawing upon the school's century-long tradition in the multidisciplinary study of these areas, the CfSR has established specialist research groups in Sport and Leisure Cultures, Sport and Exercise Science, and Physical Education. It has also developed collaborative work with Brighton colleagues in tourism and hospitality studies, and related natural and social sciences across the university.
Researching sport is an exciting way of understanding the world around us, and the challenges and changes facing that world. Sport-related research at Brighton combines applied research with the aspiration to change practice, be this by improving performance or critiquing institutions. Research at Brighton translates questions of interest to us all into innovative and illuminating research projects and studies.
The CfSR supports research at all levels, from the postgraduate to the professorial. This includes masters and doctoral programmes, research clusters and research themes, and collaborative initiatives with academic and user partners.
CfSR researchers – research students and faculty alike – address issues of the day with rigorous and relevant studies affecting future research agendas as well as professional practice and policymaking in sport, leisure, education, and health.