The Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR)
Our well-established Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research, otherwise known as SPEAR, has a national reputation for excellence and innovation.
The Centre brings together University and external expertise to facilitate collaborative work in the spheres of sport, physical education, physical activity, leisure, events and heritage research.
Academic staff in SPEAR undertake a range of theoretically-informed analyses, from critical commentaries and reflections on current policy and practice, to commissioned research and consultancy for international, national and local funders.
As a result, the Centre is producing a rich diversity of research, from internationally recognised Olympic and Paralympic projects to research into physical education, physical activity and sport in schools and the community.