London academics showcase new interdisciplinary research project

Academics from Loughborough University London have been sharing the initial findings from their latest research project at the annual Women in Sport and Exercise Conference.

Dr Holly Collison, from the Institute of Sport Business and Dr Ksenija Kuzmina, from the Institute of Design Innovation, presented their project ‘This Woman Does!’, which explores working women's relationship with physical activity and exercise.

Held at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, the conference brought together leading thinkers and practitioners from a range of disciplines to promote discussion and debate around the issues that females face in sport and exercise at all levels.

Dr Collison explained further:

“The event in Twickenham was the first opportunity for Ksenija and I to share and discuss our research findings with experts and academics who focus on women in multiple contexts in relation to health, physical activity and exercise. We were very encouraged by the interest in our research and the conversations and positive dialogue surrounding our mixed methods and interdisciplinary approach to contextualising the everyday realities, opportunities and challenges working women experience”.

‘This Woman Does’ is part of the Loughborough University London joint fund initiative and is partly funded by Sport England. The full findings of the project are expected to be released in autumn 2019.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.