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Regular physical activity could cut COVID-19 death risk by one third

Regular physical activity cuts the risk of dying from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 by 37 per cent and reduces the chance of catching the virus by 31 per cent, according to new global research.

Two GCU psychology doctoral students are working with Cricket Scotland's stars of the future

Glasgow Caledonian University and Cricket Scotland have extended their partnership to provide an innovative psychology support programme for up-and-coming cricket talent.

DPsych student battles gender stereotyping in youth sport through research

GCU DPsych student Elanor Cormack’s own negative experience as a young footballer has inspired her to take up the mantle to help eradicate gender stereotyping in sport through her research work.

DPsych student celebrates her first research paper being published

GCU DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology student Zoe Black is celebrating her first research paper being published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Call for online sports coaching to continue after COVID-19

Researchers monitoring sports coaching habits during lockdown are calling for online training sessions to continue, even after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end.

Professor puts GCU on world map for influencing global health policy and research excellence

Professor Sebastien Chastin has played a key role in developing new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour launched today (Thursday, November 26).

GCU researchers are behind world’s first 24-hour movement guidelines launched in Canada

Research carried out by GCU’s world-renowned exercise experts has helped form the first international 24-hour movement guidelines for adults which have just been launched in Canada.

World-leading exercise expert wins most cited research paper award

World-leading physical activity expert Sebastien Chastin, Professor of Health Behaviour Dynamics in the School of Health and Life Sciences at GCU, has won yet another award for producing the most cited research paper.

Researchers call for stroke patients for exercise research programme

One fifth of stroke survivors are unable to walk - a group known as ‘non-ambulatory’ stroke survivors.