BANGOR University has invested £1m in a new state-of-the-art facility, the newly-named (Canolfan PAWB Centre) at its internationally recognised School of Sport Health & Exercise Sciences.

Two new exercise physiology laboratories, which research the functioning of the human body and a large new teaching laboratory will extend the school’s existing teaching and research resources.

The new flexible space is a significant additional resource for the school’s students and researchers and will, in the main, focus on physiology and rehabilitation.

Prof Tim Woodman, Head of the School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences, said: “This new expansion ensures the best learning experience for students by co-locating new teaching spaces with the physiology testing and rehabilitation labs.

“The new labs will ensure that the School continues to offer an excellent environment for both physiological research and student development.”

Dr Peter Higson, Chairman, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, who attended the opening, said: “The School conducts excellent research and has extensive links with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, contributing to its research efforts through collaborative activities. The labs will enable this collaboration to better address specific health and well-being challenges facing both the Welsh and global population.”

Several researchers and students will demonstrate their work. Among them is Dr Jamie Macdonald, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Outdoor Activities and member of the School’s extremes research group