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CPISRA is proud to help facilitate and promote research into exercise and sport for CP and related conditions. This helps to benefit individual sports through improved techniques, training, equipment and impairment classification. Research enhances understanding and therefore assists health professionals, sporting bodies etc to encourage recreation and sport development.

CPISRA International Conference

The 2021 CPISRA Conference will be the first of its kind. Delegates from around the globe will discuss understanding of cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury, sports science, health and social science, and participation and performance through a combination of keynote lectures, seminars and workshops. The conference programme is now online and can be viewed here. This blending of minds will provide a forum of knowledge exchange and enhance interaction between the various experts in the unique, interdisciplinary area of adapted physical activity and sport for individuals with cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury.

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Graham Condie – Research Officer

CPISRA were fortunate to have Graham Condie as a Research Officer until 31st January 2019. Graham conducted a survey in to the demand for recreation and sport camps, as well as researching Cerebral Palsy participation in sport. Two of his published articles are available to download below, as well as results of the survey conducted.

RaceRunning Research

Edinburgh University and Queen Margaret University (both located in Edinburgh, Scotland) have commenced research projects into RaceRunning in partnership with CPISRA. These projects have two strategic roles, the first being to address the research required by the IPC in evaluating RaceRunning as a future IPC athletics event and the second to be a catalyst for CPISRA facilitating research into CP exercise and sport.

RaceRunning Presentation at the 2019 European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference

Click the file below for the abstract of a presentation given on ‘The Perceived Effects of Taking Part in RaceRunning on Health and Wellbeing’ at the 2019 EACD Conference. If you would like more information, please contact the author, Marietta van der Linden, on

RaceRunning Presentations at the 2019 IPC Vista

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