- Who are we?
The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) was established in October 2000. It is a multidisciplinary Centre within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences administered through the Department of Physiotherapy. It combines high calibre researchers with experienced clinicians from a range of disciplines including physiotherapy, medicine, science, exercise science and podiatry. It also has a number of internationally recognised clinical associates and research collaborators.
- What do we do?
The Centre's activities fall under three main areas:
- Research – including post doctoral training
- Education – research higher degree supervision and teaching within the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula
- Engagement – ensuring research has an impact in the general and professional communities
- What is our focus?
Our main research focus is on the role of conservative strategies, particularly exercise, in promoting overall health and well being and in preventing and managing the public health problems that are currently facing society. To do this, a lifespan approach is taken from childhood through to the elderly years. A particular focus is the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis.