Research facilities

Research Facilities - Sport & Health


Sport & Exercise

We offer a world-class collection of specialist equipment and facilities, these include:

  • A state-of-the-art Sport & Exercise Science laboratory, including an environmental chamber, cardiopulmonary exercise testing equipment, a force plate, high speed motion cameras and air displacement plethysmography equipment (BODPOD) for the assessment of body composition.
  • Well-equipped laboratory spaces for sport rehabilitation and therapy, exercise clinics, a strength and conditioning suite.
  • Outdoor facilities for practical sport activities including a multi-purpose 3G pitch.  Sports clinics and a swimming pool for rehab studies are all available on the campus.  The popularity of University facilities with outside parties and sports clubs also enables the recruitment of participants to research studies.
  • Wet lab facilities appropriate for bioscience related research, nutritional analysis and cell therapy studies.

The popularity of our facilities enables us to attract external collaborators and professional athletes and sports teams to work with as well as helping us recruit participants to research studies.

Research Facilities - Health Sciences

On-site clinics

Health Sciences

Our laboratory and on-site clinic facilities include: 

  • A state-of-the-art Speech Science laboratory with speech analysis and acoustic voice analysis software.
  • Two clinic spaces for clients with speech, language and communication disorders; with audio and video recording equipment and observation facilities.
  • GP referral clinics for sports injury, obesity, diabetes, cancer back pain, ulcers and more.
  • Designated speech and language therapy resource room which houses an extensive collection of current assessment and therapy resources.
  • Specialist regenerative medicine laboratories are being developed on campus.

Research Facilities - Arts & Media

Creative spaces

Arts & Media

Our state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • The Desmond Tutu Centre – with performance studios and theatre.
  • RUSI Lab (Sound Studio).
  • JaM Centre with news broadcasting studios, a radio station, a sound studio and ICT and app development spaces.

Research Facilities - Education & Social Sciences

Observation spaces

Education & Social Sciences

Our research facilities in this area include:

  • Specific laboratory space for the social sciences.
  • Dedicated spaces for observational analysis - one way mirrors and recording equipment.
  • iSpace - a qualitative methodological space.
  • An extensive suite of teaching classrooms, well equipped for working with all age groups.