Dr Mark Wilson (right).

Research news for July 2016

Welcome to a round up of the research news from July 2016 for Sport and Health Sciences.

Grant success

Sam Vine, Mark Wilson and Aurleliu Lavric from Psychology secured a grant from the defence science and technology laboratory (DSTL, £84k) to examine the potential utility of cognitive training techniques for specialist users in the forces. Phase 1 consists of a systematic review of existing cognitive training methods, and in phase 2 we will test the efficacy of one or more of these training techniques in a randomised control trial.

Sam Vine, Mark Wilson & Gavin Buckingham were awarded an Impact Acceleration Cultivation Award (£3k) to collaborate with Exeter based nuclear industry human factors experts Toby deBurgh and Kate Sprake, and their training production company Cineon productions. The long-term aim of this collaboration is to develop novel human factors training for safety critical industries such as nuclear, medicine, military and aviation.

Student news

Congratulations to our graduates Rebecca Dewhurst-Trigg and Natalie Woolven who have been awarded Women in Sport scholarships for their postgraduate studies with us next year funded via a philanthropic donation to the University.

Date: 2 August 2016

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