Research Centre in Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM)

The Applied Sports Technology Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre is situated in state of the art facilities at the new Swansea University £40 million Bay Campus development.

In Swansea Sport and Exercise Science is unique in the UK, residing within a College of Engineering that provides a well resourced, research-driven, environment.  A-STEM staff conduct distinctive, cutting-edge research that is multidisciplinary with research focusing on Elite and Professional Sport and Exercise Medicine and Health.

World leading research is conducted in a number of areas including anti doping and sports ethics, children’s physical activity and exercise physiology. Swansea is ranked 5th in the UK for research impact in elite sports performance and anti-doping.  

Our scientific activity explores a wide range of contexts from elite and professional sports, to clinical, home, and educational environments. Research goes beyond the academic with scientific endeavour delivered as part of a continuous feed-back / feed-forward cycle in the quest for improved performance of elite athletes or the health and well-being of the general or clinical populations.

Key strategic developments include the Welsh Institute for Performance Science (WIPS) and European developments in Sport Ethics integrity and governance.  Further A-STEM also houses a specialist group that specialise in Paediatric Exercise Science. A-STEM offers a vibrant cutting edge environment that invites researchers, students, industry and third sector to share in their ambition to build on its world-class reputation in sport and exercise science research and teaching.

A-STEM's research groups include

What we do

  • We produce novel cutting edge research in a vibrant culture of practice and scholarship in Sports Technology Exercise and Medicine. 
  • We work across traditional boundaries to integrate new and emergent technologies, products and systems into sports, exercise and medicine. 
  • We exploit synergies with engineering and medicine and integrate our discipline strengths in psychology, philosophy and ethics, physiology, biomechanics and technology to create an impact on healthy living and elite sports performance.
  • We encourage strong engagement with partners and industies to help improve, policy, practice, products and performance to further the impact of our research.
  • We encourage international collaboration and welcome established academics, post-docs, students and affiliates from around the world to share in investigative science in sport and exercise and health.