Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

The Sport Health and Performance Enhancement Research Centre (SHAPE) is one of the Research Centres within the School of Science and Technology (SST).


Research contact: Professor Craig Sale

The Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism subject area provides an environment for researchers from across the University to interact, engage and deliver research focused on sport, exercise and physical activity, and their interaction with other elements of lifestyle, as well as leisure service provision.

Our Sports Science research activity is multi-disciplinary and is clustered under a number of themes:

  • Musculoskeletal physiology
  • Sports performance
  • Exercise and health
  • Sport in society

Research Centres

Research activity within this subject area is revolved around one major research centre;

The SHAPE (Sport Health and Performance Enhancement) centre's work is based on three key platforms, which include; Active Health and Wellbeing, Performance Enhancement and Sport Development and Leisure Management. These platforms encompass the work of researchers from the Sport; Animal, Rural and Environmental Science and Undergraduate and Professional Education departments

We work in partnership with individuals, teams, organisations and communities both throughout the UK and abroad, as well as with our colleagues throughout NTU and the wider academic community. We value working in partnership, to improve our performance more quickly, learn from and inspire each other and provide the most meaningful benefits in the most appropriate ways.

The following Impact Case Studies are linked to this subject area:

Still need help?

Prof Craig Sale
+44 (0)115 848 3505