In summer 2022 our state-of-the-art sports science laboratories at Lanarkshire became the first in Scotland to receive BASES Accreditation.
The British Association of Sports and Exercise Science (BASES) is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK and the accreditation provides a mark of quality assurance to clients, research funders and the wider community, illustrating that a laboratory has undergone meticulous inspection by BASES, and that high professional standards of practice have been achieved.
Amongst some of the state-of-the-art laboratories at UWS to receive this seal of approval is the environmental chamber, which is one of only two in Scotland and the only one in the West of Scotland. It replicates environmental extremes, from walking in the desert to standing on one of the world’s highest mountains and can be used by athletes to improve physical performance in the run up to large sporting events.
There is also our biomechanics laboratory, which allows students and researchers to explore how our bodies work, through the analysis of exercise.
World-class equipment within our new BASES-Accredited laboratories has been used by elite athletes and sporting organisations.