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Research & Consultancy

Our team work with corporate clients to match the right academic expertise with research requirements in order to conduct pioneering research related to outdoors activities.

Our Research Teams

Being part of Leeds Beckett University means that we have unlimited access to researchers and academics with expertise covering a variety of disciplines

Our team work with corporate clients to match the right academic expertise with research requirements in order to conduct pioneering research related to outdoors activities.
Research is beneficial to clients who need to:

  • Evaluate the feasibility of a new product or programme
  • Validate the outcomes of outdoor activities and training programmes
  • Test theories and explore the impact of outdoor activity for groups i.e. school children
  • Assess the effectiveness of an initiative or campaign
  • Test the effects of altitude through our dedicated altitude centre

Through commissioning research, our clients to able to more closely monitor, understand and reflect on programme outcomes and reduce risk.

We have state-of-the-art sport science facilities including physiology, biochemistry and biomechanics laboratories which monitor physical activity and assess sporting performance. This consists of measuring heart rate, oxygen consumption and blood lactate responses during exercise to establish VO2max as well as analysing muscle strength and movement patterns. Some of our more specialist laboratory facilities include a DXA scanner measuring bone health and body composition and an environmental chamber which can simulate conditions of extreme humidity, heat, cold and altitude.

Research projects

Recent research projects for clients

  1. 1Exploring the psycho-social outcomes of a 5-day adventurous activity programme on young people facing life changing difficulties and illnesses.
  2. 2Evaluation of the Adaptive Sport and Adventurous Training Battle Back Programme.
  3. 3Physiological Changes at High Altitude.
  4. 4Defining and Evaluating YHA Experiences.
  1. 5Italian Altitude Military Project.
  2. 6Getting the right fit: tailoring outdoor adventure residential experiences for the transition of school children.
  3. 7Building Student Resilience through First-Year Outdoor Adventure Residential Experience in Higher Education.
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