Undertaking research in a number of areas linked to the psychophysiological enhancement of health, exercise and sport performance, a central theme of research is establishing the interaction between psychological states and physiological function, particularly within the realm of exercise adherence, maintenance and enhancement.
As a multidisciplinary team of researchers we are investigating strategies to optimise physical capacity and capability in health, physical well-being and sporting performance. Our research aims to develop and deliver research-informed educational materials and consultations to practitioners, healthcare professions and national and international sports organisations and elite performers.
Increasing public awareness of the importance of increased physical activity and the risks of sedentary behaviour for health across the lifespan leads to the need for more real-world, cost-efficient and user-friendly means to optimise health. Physical activity, exercise and sport play a central role in achieving these ambitions.
PESP brings together expertise and knowledge across exercise and sport science disciplines to translate both fundamental and applied scholarly activity into practice. Our scientific activity occurs naturally within the context of home environments, clinical and elite sport settings. We attempt to think differently about the examination of the human from a physiological perspective, applying a multi-layered approach to our research.