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Dr Williams and Dr Kay

RFU Injured Players Foundation Research Grant Award

Dr Toni Williams and Dr Chris Kay have been awarded a research grant from the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) to develop a 5-10 year research plan.

Becoming a better self-coach

Lockdown was just the nudge many people needed to activate positive new daily routines. Working from home created the ‘extra’ time we used to claim was missing and holding us back to create new behaviours.


Survival of the Fittest: Altering the Rugby League Sport Product

Amid a global pandemic, 2020 is a special year for Rugby League in the UK – celebrating 125 years since the rebellious breakaway of the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895.

Wheelchair Basketball

COVID-19, lockdown and disability sport: what does the future hold?

What comes to mind when you hear the word sport? It may be one of the professional sports teams you support, big events you look forward to watching, or the last sport you played. It probably will not include disability sport. For us disability sport matters, and should be at the forefront of priorities for sports policymakers and sports clubs as we ease out of lockdown and beyond.


How is the lockdown affecting you?

Help us better understand the impact of social isolation measures by completing our survey.

Balchin Chris Balchin

Dr Helen Staff secures International Olympic Committee Support

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded Leeds Beckett Post-Graduate Research Fellow, Dr Helen Staff, with an Early Career Academics Research Grant. Dr Staff will explore the barriers and enablers of parent clean sport behaviour to help inform the implementation of targeted and tailored parent-focused clean sport interventions globally.

Carnegie School of Sport researchers

Clean Sport Week 2020 Spotlight on Carnegie Researchers

Clean Sport Week 2020 runs from 18-24 May and is led by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD). The campaign aims to engage the sporting community in efforts to prevent doping in sport, and it will see athletes, coaches, clubs, and governing bodies take to social media and other online platforms to share their stories and promote their services.

Members of the Protecting Sporting Integrity and Welfare (PROSPER) Research Group (pictured below), in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, are proud to be supporting Clean Sport Week.

Meagan Botha and Jonathan Brownlee

Inspired by the Brownlee Brothers, South African student – Meagan - journeys to the UK to study at Carnegie

Meagan Botha shares with us how her determination has brought her from South Africa to the UK, and to Leeds Beckett University to study BSc (Hons) Science of Sport Performance foundation year course, in order to pursue her dream career of becoming a Performance Lifestyle Advisor. 


Working from Home Online

On a mild Monday evening, staff were informed studies were to be suspended for a week. The remainder of the semester was to be online starting the following Monday.

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