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Dr Patrick Jachyra delivering Keynote presentation at the Ward Research Day and Pursuit Award Competition

Dr. Patrick Jachyra will be delivering a Keynote presentation at the Ward Research Day and Pursuit Award Competition on July 18, 2023, at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, in Toronto, Canada.
Four students participating in wheelchair basketball with one student in pursuit of the ball.

From ‘girls’ to Lionesses: how newspaper coverage of women’s football has changed

Associate Professor Stacey Pope from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences explains how media coverage of women's football has changed since 2015.
women playing football

Media coverage of women’s football on the rise

Media coverage of women’s football has substantially increased in the last few years with respectful coverage continuing to grow, according to a new study by our sport scientists.
England player, Lucy Bronze runs with the ball whilst under pressure from Katrina Gorry of Australia during a friendly.

Dr. Jachyra has received an award as a Disability in Sport and Physical Activity (DisSPA) Champion

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Jachyra has received an award as a Disability in Sport and Physical Activity (DisSPA) Champion from the Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network Conference.
Wheelchair bowling

‘Shy girl workouts’ aren’t just a great way to get fit – they may also help women gain confidence in the gym

Assistant Professor Hester Hockin-Boyers from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences explores the 'shy girl workout' trend and details how women can build gym confidence.
Woman in the gym

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with Dr Patrick Jachyra

Dr Patrick Jachyra from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences explains the importance of physical activity for supporting mental health, particularly in neurodivergent and disabled people. He also shares some tools below that can contribute to mental well-being.
two people running in nature

QS World University Subject Rankings 2023

We are ranked 51-100 in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
QS World University Subject Rankings 2023

DSES Student Success!

Huge congratulations to Ella Merefield and Sophie Ewin on being awarded a 12-week funded internship in Canada, during the summer of 2023. The internship is funded by the Mitacs Internship Program. Ella will be supporting research at the University of Winnipeg and Sophie will be at the University of Regina. Read about their plans in Canada during the internship along with the nature of research they will be conducting.
A picture of Sophie Ewin and Ella Merefield

Grace McCatty, speaks

DSES PGR student, Grace McCatty has recently been interviewed by The Observer, and discusses how Zambia impacted on her life and the joy that football brought.
Football

Report calls on men’s professional football clubs to tackle sexism

A new report is calling on men’s professional football clubs to tackle pervasive sexism and misogyny in the sport.
England football fans cheering

Physical Activity Inequalities - Collaboration through Research, Policy and Practice

The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences recently collaborated with practitioners, policy makers and researchers at their event ‘Addressing physical activity inequalities through research-policy-practice collaboration’, co-hosted with Country Durham Sport.
People attending a collaboration event

London marathon: what to eat before, during and after the race

Thousands of people take part in the London Marathon every year, with many more attempting to run the 26.2 mile distance in marathons across the world. Dr Lindsay Macnaughton from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences talks us through some effective fuelling strategies.
Marathon runners during a race