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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    Research Output

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    Balance Impairment in individuals with COPD: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

    Loughran, K., Atkinson, G., Beauchamp, M., Dixon, J., Martin, D., Rahim, S. & Harrison, S., 10 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Thorax.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Canadian Consensus Recommendations for a Research Agenda in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Post-Acute Exacerbation of COPD: A Meeting Report

    Janaudis-Ferreira, T., Harrison, S., Goldstein, R., Goodridge, D., Stickland, M., Camp, P., Dechman, G. & Bourbeau, J., 12 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    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