Department for Health

BASEM conference ‘bringing us all together’ in Bath

Sport and exercise medicine practitioners from around the UK will convene in Bath over the next two days (Thursday 12 – Friday 13 October) for the Annual Conference for the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK hosted in the Assembly Rooms.

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Research shines light on circadian clock in our muscles

New research published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) from researchers in our Department for Health with international colleagues has shown a biological clock at work in our muscle cells, which could be an important factor in regulating our metabolism and in the development of diabetes.

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Study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

Researchers from the University of Oxford and our Department have found that former elite, male rugby union players are at a greater risk of suffering from osteoarthritis, joint replacement and osteoporosis.

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Biobanding - The search for tomorrow’s champions

A late start for puberty can mean talented athletes are overlooked. Our researcher is working with the Premier League to harness young players' true potential.

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The social barriers to an active society are being ignored

Dr Cassandra Phoenix writes for The Conversation about how to improve physical activity.

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Targeted exercise programme can dramatically cut injuries in youth rugby

Getting young rugby players to complete new balance, strength and movement exercises before matches and in training can reduce injuries by over 70%, according to a benchmark study released today (Thursday 18 May 2017).

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The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All

Research from our department has been featured in the New York Times.

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Undergraduate study

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science

Dr Anthony Bush and current students talk about the BA Sport and Social Sciences course.

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Sports Scientist scores top job at Manchester City

Jonathan Woodhouse

An undergraduate from our Sport & Exercise Science course has landed a top job with Manchester City Football Club.

Postgraduate study

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Stuart Miller (Clinical Director) and Dr Julian Widdowson (distance-learning student) talk about the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine course.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

If you are considering applying for an Health MPhil or PhD, we recommend you view some of our staff pages to get an idea of our expertise and interests, as well as on our current research students page.

Research student insights

Dorota Juszczyk

Dorota Juszczyk has been conducting a research project on Motivational responses to physical activity and dietary policies: translating success from the smoking context.

Researching a PhD

PhD students Elaine Wainwright and Jean-Phillipe Wahlin discuss their research in the Department for Health.

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Research themes

Research centre

Our Centre for Pain Research conducts research into the technological development for the control of pain.

Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development provides drop in support sessions for researchers with regulatory approval queries.

Breakfast health research

Research trial reveals importance of breakfast in human health

We have conducted the first ever randomised controlled trial to examine the effect of regular daily breakfast compared with extended morning fasting.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences