Department for Health

University launches life-changing research centre into disability sport

Fri Sep 07 15:31:00 BST 2012

The University is today launching a new Centre of Excellence that will host research into disability sport and exercise for disabled athletes and military amputees.

The Centre of Excellence for DisAbility Sport & Health (DASH) is part of the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and has been inspired by the University’s role in helping to train elite Paralympic athletes at its Sports Training Village.

The new Centre, which is being officially launched tonight in London by the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Kevin Edge, will harness academic expertise in the areas of Sport & Exercise Science, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Engineering, Health Psychology and beyond.

The aim is to use the findings from work with Paralympic performance athletes to seek benefits for the wider disabled population including military veterans injured in combat.

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