Laboratory of Vulnerabilities and Innovation in Sport
L-ViS is a multidisciplinary research centre in the field of social and human sciences, composed of about 60 peoples. Two themes structure its activities: vulnerabilities and innovations in relation with sports and physical activities.
The Laboratory of Vulnerabilities and Innovation in Sport (L-ViS – EA 7428) gathers 28 researchers, 18 PhD students, and about 15 associate researchers who conduct research projects on sports phenomena from a social sciences lens (sociology, psychology, history, management).
This multidisciplinary approach aims to better understand vulnerabilities induced by sports participation and physical activity (accidents, athletes and coaches’ burn out, discriminations, doping, etc.), and the ways sports and physical activities can help reducing individual (e.g. chronic diseases, disability, ageing, health promotion, etc.) and organisational vulnerabilities.
Sport is also the place of various innovations (technology, materials, social, participation and service) that are studied in our research centre, and particularly in link with their capacity to reduce vulnerabilities.
Burn out, professional diseases, accidents, risky behaviours, stereotypes, discriminations, alcohol, physical activity promotion, chronic diseases, physical inactivity, inclusive sports and events, well-being, ageing, outdoor, prevention
Questioning the role of sports and physical activities in reinforcing, or on the contrary reducing health, social, psychological and organisational vulnerabilities.
Analysing sport innovations – participation, material, social and service innovations to understand the ways they are produced and their impacts.
Focused on the social and economic of its research projects, L-ViS develop numerous applied research projects in collaboration with various partners such as Corporate Foundations (MAIF, Petzl), Domaines Skiables de France, ANRT, GAREF, FPS, FIFAS, AFDET, European Union, local authorities, SFP-APA, etc.
Our deep interest in societal issues is also evident in the expertise work we conduct for numerous organisations and institutions such as: AFNOR, ISO, INSERM, HAS, ANRT, HCERES, local authorities, etc.