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The Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR) was established in 2007. The Centre aims to:

  • foster high quality research in exercise and sports science;
  • promote and enhance the teaching of exercise and sports science at ECU;
  • attract and support honours and postgraduate research students;
  • establish collaborative links with other research groups and institutes;
  • attract research funding from competitive grant agencies and industry; and
  • contribute to exercise and sports science needs at local, national and international levels.

To meet these aims, we conduct research that is relevant to the broader community and of immediate practical impact, and positively engage with other researchers as well as schools, government organisations, health professionals, and community and elite-level sports teams.

CESSR members consist of full-time academic staff and research students of the Exercise and Sports Science discipline in the School of Medical and Health Sciences, and its adjunct members (many of whom were former full-time academic staff members). The Centre welcomes many international visitors for research and research presentation purposes, and we are proud of our strong national and international outlook. In order to drive our research agenda we run a monthly research presentation series, with additional ‘special presentations’ by visitors.

CESSR researchers contribute to the 1106 ERA FoR code (Human Movement and Sports Science), and is a strong research contributor, producing the highest number peer-reviewed journal publications in the University.

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