Prisoners benefit from university learning partnership

A recent prison inspectors report on HMP Full Sutton has praised the impact of a Leeds Beckett University initiative which saw students study alongside prisoners.


Improving dementia care

Professor Claire Surr's work evaluates the most effective approaches to dementia training and education for the health and social care workforce. 


Making PE more inclusive

Passionate about making PE classes more inclusive, Ruth Brazier’s research has played a part in helping to shape policy both locally and internationally. Below, Ruth outlines her recent PhD work, which has focused around improving access to PE in schools for girls from a range of ethnic backgrounds with Special Educational Needs and Disability.


Tackling diversity in the classroom

The Promise Project, funded by an EU bid led by Dr Mhairi Beaton at the Carnegie School of Education, aims to improve the classroom experience of selected pupil groups across Europe.


Equality through art

Inspired by overhearing students saying “I’m not a feminist, but…” senior lecturers Casey Orr, Jo Hassall and Liz Stirling joined forces to form feminist research group F=. 


Enhancing athletic performance

As part of her role as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sarah Whitehead works as Head of Athletic Performance and Development for Leeds Rhinos Netball. In a guest blog below, she outlines how she has worked to enhance athletic performance at the club.


Tackling childhood obesity

Childhood obesity remains one of the most serious challenges facing society in the 21st century, with significant health, social and economic consequences.


Making sports nutrition more inclusive

Dr Lauren Duckworth’s research into the dietary and nutritional needs of women is helping to shape the future of the fitness industry. In a guest blog below, she outlines her work and how sports nutrition is becoming more inclusive.


Bridging the business skills gap

Understanding the changing needs of the region’s economy to give our graduates the best chance of success drives Zoe McClelland’s approach to her role as Head of Subject for Business Strategy, Operations and Enterprise.


Grey Planet

Populations are getting older.  We see media stories warning of a grey tsunami or of an ageing time bomb. In her inaugural TEDxLeedsBeckettUniversity talk, Professor Jayne Raisborough takes issue with how older people are represented as a threat and a burden.