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The Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences furthers the understanding of fundamental biological pathways and processes, applying biological sciences to advance diagnosis and prevention of disease. Our aim is to enhance Coventry University’s reputation for scientific research of excellent quality, across a range of areas and discipline boundaries, to create an inter-disciplinary continuum of expertise covering three key themes:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biosciences. We characterise and manipulate key cellular and molecular systems which underlie normal and pathological cell function. Read more. 
  • Biological Systems, Health and Disease. Systemic processes reflect an integration of genetic, infectious, toxic, ischaemic, and metabolic insults in acute and chronic disease.  We undertake research which has the potential to profoundly alter approaches to disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment;
  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Obesity. We research the factors that influence physical activity, exercise and obesity, in children and older adults, to improve function, health and wellbeing. This work develops and delivers interventions that is intended to increase longevity and reduce ill health.

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Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Caffeine Medicine & Life Sciences
Body Mass Index Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Competency Medicine & Life Sciences
Rotavirus Medicine & Life Sciences
Football Medicine & Life Sciences
Body Composition Medicine & Life Sciences
Athletes Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1989 2019

Accelerometer based physical activity levels, fundamental movement skills and weight status in British preschool children from a deprived area

Roscoe, C., James, R. & Duncan, M., 3 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Pediatrics. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preschool Children
Weights and Measures

A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised-designed GABA tea study in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Conditions: A feasibility study

Hannant, P., Joyce, A., Cassidy, S. & Renshaw, D., 21 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Nutritional Neuroscience. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feasibility Studies
Autistic Disorder
gamma-Aminobutyric Acid

Affective Responses to Supervised 10-Week Programmes of Resistance Exercise in Older Adults

Richardson, D. L., Duncan, M., Jimenez, A., Juris, P. & Clarke, N., 17 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Insurance Benefits
Interpersonal Relations

Activities 2015 2019

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World Integration Programme

Igor Morozov (Chair), Lauren Acton (Organising Committee), Jess Rollason (Organising Committee)
Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Circulation (Journal)

Igor Morozov (Peer Reviewer)
Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Diabetes UK (External organisation)

Duane Mellor (Member)
May 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership of council


Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World Integration Programme

Igor Morozov (Recipient), 1 Oct 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Group Processes

BASES best doctorate nominee

Cain Clark (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Best doctorate in faculty

Cain Clark (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards