Overview

Based on the high quality of its research, the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences has developed an excellence not only in teaching but also in enterprise and innovation activities.  These activities, including knowledge transfer, involve the School in developing productive and collaborative relationships with the public/private sectors, local communities and other agencies.  These relationships give us the opportunity to work with local businesses to facilitate high quality and meaningful student experiences, carry out relevant and applicable research and contribute to the local community.

Existing partners

Examples of existing partners include: 

  • Snowdonia Active

  • Outdoor Partnership

  • Sports Council for Wales

  • Peter Bursnall Mountaineering

  • Gogledd Cymru (North Wales Regional Rugby)

Proactive partnerships

We have developed proactive partnerships with local councils and a recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)/PhD studentship with Anglesey County Council has led to: 

  • Research into ‘Enhancing the provision of physical activity programmes for older people’. (D Markland, J Thom);

  • Success in gaining over £500,000 in lottery funding;

  • The award of a merit certificate at the Excellence Wales awards for the PhD student and KTP programme. 

The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (SSHES) is ideally placed to support the UK Government's global health strategy and the Welsh Assembly Government’s overarching concept for health and fitness improvement.  It has a track record of supporting research into exercise and clinical rehabilitation and disease prevention, elite performance and talent identification and development (with the England and Wales Cricket Board).