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CLES research rated internationally excellent in latest national assessment

CLES research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Not just child’s play – study provides benchmark for identifying those at risk

Boys perform better than girls in speed, limb strength and cardiorespiratory fitness, whilst girls have the edge in balance and flexibility, according to a landmark study of European children.

Exeter researchers seek young cyclists for bone health study

University of Exeter researchers are looking for young male cyclists to take part in a study investigating how our body composition is affected by the sports we practice.

Recreational football reduces high blood pressure in mature women

The World Cup in Brazil may be attracting a global armchair audience of millions, but new research has shown that playing football could help lower blood pressure in women aged 35-50.

Exeter researchers investigate effects of exercise on children born with heart disease

The University of Exeter’s Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre today announced its involvement in a three-year project to investigate the effects of exercise on children with congenital heart disease.

Research student wins Nike Award for Athletic Footwear Research

Sport and Health Sciences PhD student Izzy Moore has been awarded the Nike Award for Footwear Research.

Exeter academic and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor honoured by Brock University in Canada

Brock University is recognising Professor Neil Armstrong for his exceptional academic contributions to the fields of paediatric physiology and sport and health sciences by awarding him with an LLD (honoris causa).

Why a little Beet It goes a long way

Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance - they just want to know how much to drink, and when. A new study has the answers.

University ranks 49th best institution in the world

The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.

Beetroot juice – the winning formula for team sports

New research shows that drinking beetroot juice can significantly improve performance in team sports involving bouts of high intensity exercise.

Healthy rivalry could boost sport and business performance

New research shows that people can recover from poor performance when rivals comment on their failures. 

Pioneering robotic surgery research taking place in Exeter

Pioneering new research in robotic surgery is forging ahead thanks to a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).