We have a number of consultancy units, with staff offering expertise in a range of subjects

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We have a number of consultancy units, with staff offering expertise in a range of subjects, from Archaeology to Sport Science


ARCA Archaeological Associates

Our flagship consultancy unit is ARCA, Archaeology's successful consultancy arm. Launched in March 2005, it carries out work locally as well as further afield, from Bristol to continental Europe. ARCA has particular expertise in geoarchaeology, geomatics and geophysics.

For more information, contact arca@winchester.ac.uk  tel. +44 (0)1962 827554

Sports and Exercise Consultancy Unit (SECU)

The Department of Sport and Exercise's consultancy unit SECU, launched in 2006 and formerly knowns as the Sports Science Consultancy Unit, focusses on the disciplines of sport and exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics & coaching. SECU's services are available to both individuals and teams and all staff are members of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

For more information, contact the Director, Helen Ryan, tel. +44 (0)1962 827112 

SECU services

Physiology and nutrition

SECU Physiology & Nutrition offer a variety of services ranging from one-off tests to more complex packages. You can visit our fully-equipped and air-conditioned physiology laboratory or one of our physiologists can come to your training venue for field assessments. As part of a package you can receive detailed feedback on test results, and strategies to work on physical weaknesses to help improve your performance as well as workshops in any required area.

  • Aerobic assessments e.g. VO2max, lactate threshold
  • Anaerobic assessments e.g Wingate Test
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Field Testing
  • Workshops
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Hydration Assessment


SECU Psychology can provide a range of services including group or team sessions, individual athlete consultation or working directly with a coach to help promote greater communication or better working relationships.

  • Performance Profiling
  • Mental skills techniques
  • Workshops

Biomechanics and performance analysis

SECU Biomechanics and Performance Analysis can analyse the performance of an athlete or team in training and competition with a view to diagnosing any problems which might be limiting sporting performance. With close consultation with the athlete and/or coach this information can be used to alter training patterns, change technique or alter equipment set-up.

  • Gait Analysis
  • Technique Analysis
  • Workshops
  • Video Analysis
  • Notational Analysis


Winchester Centre for Global Health

Part of the University's Health and Wellbeing Research Group, the CGH reflects and extends the University’s contribution to the common good for those with health education needs in low- and middle-income countries.

The University is also the base of the Winchester branch of the Comino Foundation, an educational trust, and of the Centre for Real-World Learning, which develops knowledge and provides coaching in the field of learning.

For more information, contact crl@winchester.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0) 1962 826431

Peace-building and reconciliation services

Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace

WCRRP offers professional consultancy services and training to support practical or research projects in the areas of peace-building and reconciliation.  

WCRRP services

WCRRP has engaged with the UK government several times over the past two years on the potential for religious peace-building. We have particular skills in the areas of inter-religious peace-building and community reconciliation and have acted as consultants for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on prevention of sexual violence in conflict, and engaged with representatives from the Department for Development on development issues and religion.

Recent clients include:

  • Edinburgh Interfaith Association
  • The Tony Blair Foundation
  • Anglican Diocese of Bath and Wells
  • Religions for Peace Nepal
  • Centre for Applied Buddhism
  • Tibetan Centre of Conflict Resolution
  • European Council of Religious Leaders

For more information, contact Dr Mark Owen


Winchester Business School

The Winchester Business School offers experienced and qualified academic experts who are able to engage in consultancy assignments, either as individuals or in small teams. Please contact Professor Pru Marriott, Director of Winchester Business School, to discuss further.

Social and public policy development

Dr Adrian Barton, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, has extensive experience in conducting evaluative studies in different policy contexts for statutory and third-sector agencies. His research interests are alcohol, drugs & crime, community safety, and policy-making & leadership in multi-agency settings. He is currently acting as a consultant for the NHS South West Leadership Academy. Find out more about Dr Adrian Barton.

Contact us

For general enquiries, please contact:

Kate Adams
Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange

email: Kate.Adams@winchester.ac.uk