Centre for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sports Science

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Our applied research and innovation centre investigates the inter-related areas of disabling and painful conditions, chronic disease (management and prevention), associations between physical activity and health outcomes, and how physical activity interventions should be implemented across various populations and settings.

Our work in and across these areas is informed by our specific methodological expertise. This includes high levels of expertise in physical, physiological and psychosocial measurement, behavioural intervention development, evaluation and optimisation, systematic reviewing, research design and statistical analysis, healthcare user experience and education and technology development and application.

Our work takes place in a rich research environment featuring strongly embedded research governance and ethical regulatory systems, dedicated administrative and financial support, and up-to-date facilities at Teesside University.

We actively encourage interdisciplinary working, facilitated by our researchers from a range of expert backgrounds:

  • Health psychology and behavioural science
  • Allied health professions
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sports Science
  • Nursing
  • Research design and statistics
  • Systematic reviewing

Interdisciplinary working is further facilitated by our extensive network of local, national and international collaborators.

The centre is one of the hosts for the North East England Hub of the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).

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Soccer Medicine & Life Sciences
Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Football Medicine & Life Sciences
Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Low Back Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Temperature Medicine & Life Sciences
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 1990 2020

76 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Resistance Training
Physical Exertion
Reproducibility of Results
35 Downloads (Pure)

Acceptability, Feasibility and Preliminary Evaluation of a Novel, Personalised, Home based Physical Activity Intervention for Chronic Heart Failure (Active-at-Home-HF): A Pilot Study

Okwose, N., Avery, L., O'Brien, N., Cassidy, S., Charman, S., Bailey, K., Velicki, L., Olivotto, I., Brennan, P., MacGowan, G. & Jakovljevic, D., 27 Nov 2019, In : Sports Medicine - Open. 5, 45, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Heart Failure
Quality of Life
Stroke Volume

Press / Media

Reversing and remaining free of Type 2 diabetes

Leah Avery


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Reverse your diabetes -- and you can stay diabetes-free long-term

Leah Avery


1 item of Media coverage

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Student theses

Systematic reviews of interventions to treat and prevent obesity

Author: Brown, T., 14 Sep 2009

Supervisor: Batterham, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

The effect of textured surfaces on postural sway and lower limb muscle activity during quiet standing in healthy young and older adults

Author: Hatton, A. L., 12 Nov 2010

Supervisor: Dixon, J. (Supervisor), Rome, K. (External person) (Supervisor) & Martin, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis