Priority Research Centre for

Exercise Sciences

We're designed for exercise, not for sitting! The exercise science research program of the PRC for Physical Activity and Nutrition led by Professor Robin Callister is investigating the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of many diseases including diabetes, asthma, mental health, obesity, stroke and other cardiovascular disease.

Exercise training is also the key to successful sports performance, and we are investigating the effectiveness of different training programs and other influences such as choice of running shoe on performance, factors that affect injury risk and the role of exercise in recovery from injury.

Current Research Programs

Running Shoe Safety and Performance Testing Program

The objective of this program is to provide runners and health professionals with clear information on how different running shoe models affect injury rates and performance.
Running Shoe Safety and Performance Testing