Staff Profiles: Sports Strength and Conditioning

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Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

Sport and Exercise

I joined the University in 2012 after undertaking PhD research at Massey University in New Zealand. I am a member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC).

Rodrigo Aspe

Rodrigo Aspe

Lecturer in Sports Strength and Conditioning

Sport and Exercise

I joined the university in 2014. Prior to academia I worked as a strength and conditioning coach for Aberdeen Grammar Rugby, Scottish Hockey and Robert Gordon University.

Dr. Meghan Brown

Dr. Meghan Brown

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise

I have always been interested in how our health and wellbeing is influenced by what we eat and drink.

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning and Coaching

Sport and Exercise

I'm a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. As an experienced practitioner I also contribute to the Sports Coaching programme.

Dr. Martine Deighan

Dr. Martine Deighan

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology

Sport and Exercise

I've always had an interest in the biomechanics of movement and as a one-time competitive Highland Dancer, teacher and judge have an interest in training. I am lucky enough to share theories with students who also have a passion for the subject.

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Dr. Simon Fryer

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Laboratories Director

Sport and Exercise

I am interested in sport and exercise physiology with a specialist interest in blood flow and vascular function for performance, health and disease.

Dr. Stephen How

Dr. Stephen How

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Sport and Exercise

I joined the University of Gloucestershire in 2007 after undertaking PhD research at Brunel University. I teach sport and exercise physiology on a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Dr. Claire Mills

Dr. Claire Mills

Senior Lecturer in Sports Education and Coaching

Sport and Exercise

I joined the university in 2004, having previously worked in secondary schools, further and higher education institutions. As a Senior Lecturer and fellow of the Higher Education Academy, I contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Dr. Emily Ryall

Dr. Emily Ryall

Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport and Exercise

Sport and Exercise

I love thinking deeply about sport and so am honoured to be able to share my passion teaching. There's always lots of interesting philosophical questions about sport, e.g. should drugs ever be allowed?

Mark Tabrett

Mark Tabrett

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Sport and Exercise

I have a life long passion for sport and exercise, particularly in football, badminton, rugby and training. This has lead to an interest in how the body works and adapts to these stresses and strains we place on it.