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Sports Partnership with Swansea University (UK)

In June 2021, the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) and Swansea University in Wales, the United Kingdom, launched a new partnership that will create a myriad opportunities for teaching, research and student exchange between the two institutions.

The University of Canberra and Swansea University are both centres of excellence in sports science.

Swansea University’s Sport and Exercise Sciences Department is in the United Kingdom’s top 20, and fifth in the UK for research impact. Research areas include elite and professional sport, exercise, health and medicine, and sports ethics, integrity and governance. The Swansea team works alongside Sport Wales, Welsh Rugby Union, Ospreys, RFU, British Cycling, English Institute of Sport, Public Health Wales and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) has research expertise in areas such as high-performance sport, sports integrity, sport and exercise medicine and environmental physiology, and its experts work closely with top-level Australian sports professionals, organisations and peak bodies. including Brumbies Rugby, UC Capitals, Canberra United Football Club (women’s football), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Diving Australia, Triathlon Australia, Swimming Australia and Cricket Australia.

Researchers from the Sport and Exercise Sciences departments have already been working together on topics such as sports psychology, strength and conditioning, environmental physiology, sports integrity, and rugby science. The partnership will build on that foundation, to develop a range of new collaborations that support each university’s strategic research and teaching objectives. Planned future activities in 2021 and 2022 include a regular research seminar series, seedcorn funding to develop research projects, reciprocal student exchange and joint teaching activities.

Three UCRISE researchers, Prof David Pyne, Assoc Prof Julie Cooke, and Assoc Prof Richard Keegan, are representing UC on a joint subcommittee with counterparts from Swansea University.

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