The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences undertakes research which advances knowledge in physical activity, exercise, sport and rehabilitation, and which is related to human health, performance, social inclusion and sustainability. In addition, health topics such as musculosketal health, dementia, diabetes and age-related diseases have been studied and reported in peer-reviewed journal publications. We undertake translational research, combining theory with practice for impactful work.
The University of St Mark & St John was established in 1838 as England’s first teacher-training college. It was developed with a social reform agenda and a mission designed to tackle inequality and develop opportunity through education. Remaining true to its origin and values base, the University continues to undertake critical education research that seeks to inform debate, address policy development and improve practice in relation to educational inequality. Along with the Department of Social Sciences, the Department of Education has an interest in societal challenge and societal progress.
Within the broad area of language and communication, the research field of The art and science of communication provides an exciting range of contexts within which to advance knowledge and understanding through: speech and language therapy, the performing arts, journalism, English and creative writing, inter-cultural communication and international English. We undertake interdisciplinary research through innovative relationships between scientific and artistic communities to enhance communication, cultural participation and wellbeing.
Across the University’s three faculties of Culture & Language Sciences, Education & Social Sciences and Sport & Health Sciences, we frequently work with government organisations, researchers, and industry for collaboration, consultancy and to provide media comment.
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What's on Ben Proud's mind? Dr Alister McCormick, chartered sport and exercise psychologist and lecturer, offers some insight.
When talking about endurance events, it is common for people to say things such as “it’s mind over matter” or “it’s all in the mind”.
In a timely visit, university researchers from Europe joined colleagues at the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth to start an Erasmus funded research project.
A bio-feedback score generating system devised by University staff is being used to open the 4th International Performance Studies Network Conference.