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Working with Businesses and Organisatons

​Engagement with external partners enables the staff and students opportunities to challenge themselves in their wider communities to gain new experiences and skills, but also contribute by sharing their knowledge and technical expertise.

There are a number of ways that our staff can work with you – below are just a few examples:​

Consultancy and sharing our expertise

Many of our staff work directly with organisations to help address specific challenges. Examples range from coaching and game analysis, through to the physiology of play, looking to create new insights both into sport and health practices and technologies.

Our consultancy activities are closely linked to our Research and Innovation themes, and are delivered through these groups.  There are also specialist centres within the School, including our Zero2Five Food Industry Centre which houses state of the art facilities and a team of internationally recognised food industry experts, our Centre for Health, Safety and Environment which houses a wealth of knowledge and experience assessing and managing occupational and environmental issues, and our Centre for Health, Activity and Wellbeing Research which brings together expertise from areas of sport and health sciences including health promotion, psychology, complementary therapies, behaviour change, health care and mental health promotion.

Professional Development & CPD

We aim to improve the quality of the sectors we work with and within by providing professional training, Continued Professional Development (CPD), short course and bespoke courses. We also offer more traditional learning of Postgraduate programmes and Professional Doctorates.

For further information on CPD and training please contact the R&I offices:
Llandaff Campus (Health Sciences): or 029 2041 6841/7007
Cyncoed Campus (Sport): or 029 2041 6305


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships


Knowledge Transfer Projects bring together businesses with and the University, providing an opportunity for the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills to which the company partner currently has no access. Projects can either take place over 12 to 36 months or in a condensed 6-12 month format. They give businesses the opportunity to access to academics and their leading edge research that will help them address a clearly defined brief that will help with their business development.

For more information about KTP projects contact the R&I offices:
Llandaff Campus (Health Sciences): or 029 2041 6841/7007
Cyncoed Campus (Sport): or 029 2041 6305


Advice to Policy Makers

Our staff support a range of policy makers from government funded organisations and professional bodies sharing their academic and practical expertise in both areas of sport and health.


Specialist Advice

Staff within the School can provide expert advice and support in a wide range of areas ranging from workforce health to elite coaching.  Our Research and Innovation themes group together a variety of expertise, examples of which can be found below:

  • Applied Sport Science - groups involving scientific analysis and application of the more traditional sport science disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics to sporting performance.
  • Cardiovascular Health and Ageing - houses Stroke Hub Wales, and the group work/interests include: the molecular basis, cellular pathology and clinical physiology of vascular and neurodegenerative diseases; long-standing focus on vascular homeostasis and inflammation and mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases; nutraceuticals, ergogenic foods and reformulation of food products to improve health.
  • Culture, Policy and Professional Practice - groups within this theme seek to better understand and apply social science theories and knowledge to practice, and includes groups covering physical health education, wellbeing, sports coaching and sport management.
  • Population Risk and Healthcare - covers a diverse range of specialist areas with a principal focus of public health, safety and wellbeing, and the Centres within our School play a key role in a number of the research groups. Work also includes food safety, microbiology and infection, applied psychology and behaviour change, and speech, hearing and communication. 

For more information please contact the R&I offices:
Llandaff Campus (Health Sciences): or 029 2041 6841/7007
Cyncoed Campus (Sport): or 029 2041 6305

Partnerships and Community Engagement

The School of Sport and Health Sciences champion our Healthy University aims, which are to develop a socially cohesive, environmentally responsible and all-inclusive campus which looks to engage staff, students and the wider community in a variety of projects.