In 2021 Swansea University and the University of Canberra launched an International Strategic Partnership which aims to develop sustainable and mutually beneficial collaborations in teaching, research and staff and student mobility in line with their shared values and in support of their shared global ambitions..

The partnership's initial focus was in the area of Sport and Exercise Science (Faculty of Science and Engineering), which built on long-established relationships in this area. To date, this has delivered a number of joint research projects, collaborative teaching initiatives and staff and student mobility.

Following on from these initial successes, collaborations in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have been developed, and there are ambitious plans to continue to grow the relationship. 


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Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea

Sport and Exercise Science at University of Canberra

  • Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (RISE) brings together staff from a range of disciplines to support the University's sporting aspirations
  • Research themes: High Performance Sport and Exercise; Sport and Exercise Medicine; Environmental Physiology; Active Brain; Exercise Epigenetics; Sports Integrity
  • Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science offers a wide range of programmes, including Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Certificate and PhD
Sports science research

Joint Seminar Series

Next Seminar: 21st February 2024

Women in Sport

  • Junior Versus Senior Female Athletes’ Experiences of the Menstrual Cycle in Sports Performance, Dr Natalie Brown (Swansea University)
  • Continuous Measurement of Interstitial Glycaemia in Professional Female UCI World Tour Cyclists undertaking a 9-day Cycle Training Camp, Ross Hamilton (Swansea University)
  • Breaking the Silence: Sportswomen’s Menstrual Cycle Symptoms Experiences and Perceptions, Sara Chica Latorre (University of Canberra)
  • Injury Incidence and Prevalence in Elite Short-Course Triathletes, Melanie Crunkhorn (University of Canberra, Queensland Academy of Sport)

8.30am GMT / 7.30pm AEDT

This seminar will be held via Zoom:

This event is open to faculty, staff and students from Swansea University and University of Canberra. Attendees from outside organisations may attend with prior arrangement - please contact us.

Forthcoming Seminars Previous Seminars

Recent Joint Publications

  • The Neuromuscular, Physiological, Endocrine and Perceptual Responses to Different Training Session Orders in International Female Netball Players (European Journal of Sport Science, 2021)
  • The Physical Demands of Professional Soccer Goalkeepers throughout a Week-Long Competitive Microcycle and Transiently throughout Match-Play (Journal of Sports Sciences, 2020)
  • Activity Accumulation and Cardiometabolic Risk in Youth: A Latent Profile Approach (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (2020)
  • Performance Indicators during International Rugby Union Matches are Influenced by a Combination of Physiological and Contextual Variables (Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2020)
  • Cross-Sectional associations of Total Daily Volume and Activity Patterns across the Activity Spectrum with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020)

Swansea-Canberra Jointly Funded Collaborations

Research Collaborations

Swansea and Canberra have jointly funded a number of Seedcorn Grants to foster and support the development of new research collaborations. The projects to be awarded funding are:


Teaching Collaborations