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INSTITUTE FOR SPORT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & LEISURE

Working together to find solutions

Research With Impact

Our collaborative and collegial culture is driven by a mission to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations through innovative, high-quality research that transforms policy and practice.

We offer unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise across sport and exercise, leisure and tourism.

The vision for our Institute is ambitious and global.

Research in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure (ISPAL) is thematic in nature. Underpinned by multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, our work spans basic through to applied research.

Professor Susan Backhouse
Director of Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure

Our research community features 200+

Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers, Senior Research Fellows, Post Doctoral Research Fellows, Research Associates, and Postgraduate Research Students.

Research Excellence Framework

Research with Impact

Research Excellence Framework

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Consultancy & Enterprise Services

Consultancy & Enterprise Services

Our high-quality research advances knowledge and influences the practice of others in sport, public health, business, and industry. Our Carnegie Solutions for Health and Performance service delivers consultancy to meet the needs of those we are seeking to support. In doing so we hope to effect positive change, as evident through our Carnegie Great Outdoors programme.

Consultancy & Enterprise