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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
Resistance Training Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Competency Medicine & Life Sciences
Football Medicine & Life Sciences
Wheelchairs Medicine & Life Sciences
Athletes Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1989 2018

Actual vs. Perceived Motor Competence in Children (8–10 Years): An Issue of Non-Veridicality

Clark, C., Moran, J., Drury, B., Venetsanou, F. & Fernandes, J. 22 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 3, 2, 10 p., 20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mental Competency
Sex Characteristics
Motor Skills
Body Mass Index
Confidence Intervals

Acute caffeine intake improves lower body resistance exercise performance with blood flow restriction

Souza, D., Duncan, M. & Polito, M. 9 Jul 2018 In : International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pain Perception

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

Richardson, D. L., Duncan, M., Jimenez, A., Juris, P. & Clarke, N. 11 Nov 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2015 2019

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World Integration Programme

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

Activity: Participation in conference

Antibiotic Treatment for Livestock: A preventative measure against bacterial infections or aiding in the spread of resistance?

Igor Morozov (Speaker), Matthew Lamaudiere (Speaker)
18 Jun 2018

Activity: Public Engagement Event

Molecular modelling of bilayer and membranes

Simms, J. (Speaker)
31 Jul 2018

Activity: Invited talk


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