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Carnegie School of Sport


Our alumni are now leaders across national and international sport

We are proud that our School’s heritage is built from the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Training, established in 1933. This heritage links us to decades of successful alumni who are now leaders across national and international sport.

We have educated and developed generations of physical education teachers, and now boast a range of subject areas that has grown out of this foundation. These subject areas provide distinctive pathways to meet the requirements of our evolving sport and physical activity industry, and include sport & exercise science, physical activity & health, sport coaching, and sport business. As one of the largest providers of sport in UK higher education, we have a broad range of staff expertise within our school. This supports a strong interdisciplinary approach, which we deploy within our curriculum and research, ensuring a relevant and authentic education for our students.

Our heritage means that our teaching is highly influenced by our research; our staff were ranked 2nd nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, when accounting for research quality and the number of contributing staff. This reflects a culture where our internationally excellent and world-leading academics are delivering innovative, research-led curriculum, ensuring a high quality learning experience. Major strengths within our wide research portfolio include obesity treatment and prevention, physical activity interventions for health, anti-doping policy and practice, professionalisation of sport coaching, and racial and gender equality within sport.

The quality of our staff and students mean we are able to build strong and productive relationships with leading industry organisations, including Public Health England, World Anti-Doping Agency, English Football Association, Rugby Football League, Sports Coach UK and the Ministry of Defence. These partnerships enable us to include high quality practical experience within our education offer, whether that is to undergraduates, postgraduates or those seeking continuing professional development.

Our Academic Team
Dr Andrew Abraham Jeff Abrams Dr Francesco Addesa Dr David Alder John Allan Dr Victoria Archbold Jason Arday Professor Sue Backhouse Melissa Bargh Dr Matt Barlow Professor Clive Beggs Dr Athanassios Bissas Amy Brightmore Kathryn Brook Dr Eric Brymer Dr Matthew Campbell Professor David Carless Dr Ben Carrington Dr Richard Clements Dr Peter Collins Dr John Connell Belinda Cooke Dr Kathryn Curran Dr Jon Dart Dr Kevin Deighton Dr Faye Didymus Dr Michelle Dillon Kate Donnan Dr Kitrina Douglas Dr Scarlett Drury Dr Lauren Duckworth Dr Kelsey Erickson Abdullah Faruq Dr Julie Fimusanmi Dr Hayley Fitzgerald Dr Stuart Flint Professor Anne Flintoff Jamie French Dr Lisa Gannon Max Garrard Vivienne Gaskin Professor Paul Gately Adam Gledhill Michael Gray Hannah Greatwood Angela Green Dr Claire Griffiths Nick Halafihi Dr Brian Hanley Dr Ashley Hardwell Dr Jackie Hargreaves Hazel Hartley Dr Karen Hind Katrina Hinde Dr Samantha Holland Dr Adrian Holliday Dr Mark Hopkins Mike Hopkinson Professor Kevin Hylton Dr Theocharis Ispoglou Dr Ben Jones Ruan Jones Dr Gareth Jowett Dr Mariana Kaiseler Neill Kehoe Dr Nicky Kime Professor Roderick King Sergio Lara-Bercial Dr Brett Lashua Dr Ian Lawrence Matt Lees Professor Jonathan Long Dr Chris Low Lorena Lozano-Sufrategui Kacy Mackreth Peter Mackreth Dr Anthony Maher Dr Andrew Manley Jamie Matu Nicola McCullough Professor Jim McKenna Stephen McKeown Dr Michelle Mellis Tom Mitchell Dr Gareth Morgan Stuart Moss Bob Muir Dr Gareth Nicholson James Nobles Dr Leanne Norman Julian North Professor John O'Hara Lauren O'Mahoney Dr Carol Osborne Janine Partington Dr Laurie Patterson Suzanne Peacock Dr Renan Petersen-Wagner Dr David Piggott Dr Jamie Poolton Dr Bastian Popp Danielle Powell Dr Oliver Price Dr Andy Pringle Dr Tom Quarmby Dr Duncan Radley Dr AJ Rankin-Wright Dr Aarti Ratna Dale Read Martin Rivett Stephen Robson Aled Rowlands Dr Zoe Rutherford Emeritus Professor Sheila Scraton Oliver Shannon Andy Smith Debbie Smith Professor Andrew Sparkes Sarah Squires Helen Staff Dr Nick Stanger Dr Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou Dr Annette Stride Louise Sutton Claire Taylor Dr Jason Tee Dr Kevin Till Mick Totten Costas Tsakirides Dr Catherine Tucker Professor Stephen Wagg Barney Wainwright Dr Beccy Watson Jonathon Weakley Dr Lisa Whitaker Dr Paul Widdop Dr Emily Williams Dr Toni Williams Dr Oliver Wilson Christopher Wolsey Professor David Woods Stephen Zwolinsky

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The Carnegie Adolescent Rugby Research (CARR) Conference: Applying Research into Practice new

The aim of the 2nd annual CARR Conference is to share this cutting edge research to enhance the practical applications of this work with a range of practitioners including coaches, strength and conditioning staff and sport scientists working with youth athletes.

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Inaugural Carnegie School of Sport Campus Reunion

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