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The Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work, part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, brings together disciplines related to physical activity, health and social work to form an academic community focused on physical and mental wellbeing.
We provide excellent opportunities for research, and actively encourage cross-discipline collaboration. Our established and well regarded research communities undertake world leading research and the department offers a range of commercial services to external clients.
We are passionate about community engagement and employability and have many links with external bodies and employers.
Academics from Oxford Brookes University, Newcastle University and the University of Winchester have written an open letter to Chief Medical Officers in the UK today, advising them to support their request that tackling should be removed from rugby played by school-aged children.
A new paper published today in the journal Communication and Sport (C&S) shows that concussion and serious head injury in football is still not taken as seriously as it should be, particularly within the media.