Tom Reilly Building

20 years of RISES

Celebrating 20 years of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences

Established in 1997, the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences is the cutting-edge, vibrant home of research activity within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.


A number of events to mark the 20 year anniversary will take place throughout 2017.

RANDOX Health Week and RISES 20 Years Celebrations Introductory Event

3 - 5 April 2017

HorseracingIn association with Randox, LJMU’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the University of Liverpool have developed an educational series based around sport, health, exercise and performance. Ahead of the Grand National, the sessions are delivered by a combination of world-leading industry and academic speakers concerning aspects of weight-making strategies of professional jockeys, equine health and fitness and bio-markers for health. Sporting legends in attendance include jockey Franny Norton, boxing champion Derry Mathews and Olympic sailor Matt McGovern.

BASES Psychology Division Members Event

26 April 2017

BASES logoThe Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences are hosting a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Psychology Division members event on Wednesday 26 April. Internationally-recognised speakers are joining us at LJMU for discussions on Division activity, a keynote lecture, a choice of workshops and networking opportunities. The keynote brings together sector-leading academics and practitioners on the topic of promoting autonomous exercise in a secure mental setting. RISES Psychology and Development Group are running two afternoon workshops on delivering applied sport psychology in Premiership football informed by research and practice from over 20 years.

Natural Health Service Conference

9 May 2017

Natural Health ServiceThe Natural Health Service focuses on how we use the natural environment as a health asset. This conference invites you to hear about the results of the work to date, improving health and reducing demand on health services, the plans for the future and the developing links with the NHS. With support from Big Potential, the Natural Health Service is working with health commissioners to help address local health needs and help keep communities healthy. The conference features excellent speakers who will present on the national and international context including LJMU's Dr Zoe Knowles, Prof Greg Whyte and Prof Keith George. The Physical Activity Exchange and RISES will showcase their approach, challenges and achievements, and provide practical resources for commissioners and practitioners to develop the Natural Health Service in their locality.

Cardiovascular Summer School

27 - 29 June 2017

Students, researchers and academics within sport and exercise science will gain knowledge and practical skills related to cardiac screening, microneurography, cardiovascular assessment and vascular ultrasound by taking part in the summer school.

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