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Centre for Sport, Physical Activity and Health Equality (SPHERE)

Our interdisciplinary research aims to enhance equality and social inclusion within and through sport, and in physical activity and health settings.

What is the Centre for Sport, Physical Activity and Health Equality (SPHERE)?


Our research develops and advances knowledge that promotes inclusive policy and practice across sport, physical activity and health settings.

Sport and physical activity have the power to transform lives and act as tools for social change. However, there are persistent inequalities that act as barriers to engagement and impact particular social groups, communities, and individuals more than others.

Our researchers critically examine these issues of social justice, inequalities, power and human rights nationally and internationally. We do this by bringing together external partners and scholars from a range of academic disciplines.

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Events

Find out more about our Centre's upcoming events.


Our research and people

Find out more about our members and their research activity.


SPHERE Podcast Series


We regularly talk to researchers and practitioners whose work covers inclusive policy and practice across sport, physical activity and health settings.

SPHERE event videos


We regularly host events with speakers conducting interesting and important research.

Study with us


Our members' research informs different courses taught by Bath's Department for Health. These include:

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About us

SPHERE is part of Bath's Department for Health.


Contact us

If you have any questions about our research, please contact us.