Oxford Brookes University
Dr. Peter Wright
Prof. Eila Watson
Dr Alba Solera-Sanchez, PhD
Oxford Brookes University has over 150 years of history. We started out as a small School of Art in borrowed teaching rooms and have grown into one of the UK’s top modern universities with a local, national and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.
The research interests of the Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity Research Group (SEPARG) include rehabilitation, high intensity exercise training, recovery after exercise, pedagogy and coach development in sport, and sociocultural issues in sport. Our research contributes to the understanding of effective methods for health promotion and rehabilitation, with a particular emphasis on the role of sport, exercise and physical activity in relation to health promotion, rehabilitation, sports injuries and sports medicine. We are particularly focused upon on the use of various nutritional and training interventions to improve physical health and psychological well-being. We study the potential benefits of participation in sport, exercise and physical activity as a means of generating positive health outcomes for patients suffering from acute and chronic medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease and other cardiovascular illnesses.
Within FORTEe, Oxford Brookes University is in charge of the development of technology solutions for exercise interventions (WP4). Working closely with commercial partner (Pixformance) we will develop digital training solutions for hospital-based interventions. We will also develop a home-based application using artificial intelligence to recommend exercise.