Staff Profiles: Sports Therapy

Samantha Barry-Wilson

Samantha Barry-Wilson

Academic Subject Leader for Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

My passion is athlete wellness. Understanding how the body works, why it breaks and how to fix it, is what interests me.

Kate Cady

Kate Cady

MSc Sports Therapy and MSc Professional Practice in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I always wanted to work in sport after going to my first football game at the age of 11. I have been privileged to have worked with some fantastic athletes and my job has taken me all over the world.

Daniel Cowen

Daniel Cowen

Lecturer in Sport, Fitness and Physical Activity

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I am interested in sport and exercise and enjoy linking contemporary research on health and fitness to a practical environment. I am always trying to gain a better understand the human body with respect to health, exercise and performance.

Katie Davies

Katie Davies

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I get to work with talented athletes and travel abroad. Helping athletes return from injury is an extremely rewarding role and I hope sharing my knowledge with undergraduate students will inspire them to achieve a successful career.

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I have a passion for working with people and helping them develop. This has led me to work for over a decade in coach education and I now lecture on the sports coaching team passing on the fruits of this experience.

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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).

Dr. John K. Parker

Dr. John K. Parker

Academic Course Leader BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences and Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Psychology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I have been at the University of Gloucestershire since 2006. My teaching commitments include the delivery of modules that focus on all aspects of sport psychology, motor learning, and exercise and mental health.

Rodrigo Aspe

Rodrigo Aspe

Lecturer in Sports Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

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Dr. Natalie Campbell

Senior Lecturer

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I have worked in education, grassroots physical activity and elite sport for the last 10 years and have a huge passion for inclusion, wellbeing and people development.

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

Academic Course Leader Sports Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Prof. Mark De Ste Croix

Prof. Mark De Ste Croix

Professor of Paediatric Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

My interests lie in paediatric sport and exercise with an emphasis on injury prevention. I work predominantly with football clubs to identify injury risk in academy players and providing advice on recovery strategies and screening techniques.

Dr. Martine Deighan

Dr. Martine Deighan

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I have always had an interest in the biomechanics of movement and was once a competitive Highland Dancer, teacher and judge so I 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

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

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Dr. Haydn Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Sport has provided me with many wonderful opportunities and life experiences. These experiences often form the foundation of my academic work and inspire my critical exploration of sporting practices.

Danielle Parker

Danielle Parker

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I thoroughly enjoy treating a range of clients and athletes and am now able to share these experiences through my teaching and hope to get future sports therapists excited about the opportunities in this growing profession.

Dr. Emily Ryall

Dr. Emily Ryall

Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Eve Scarle

Eve Scarle

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Allied Health Professions

I joined the University in 2006 from a background of working in the NHS as a Physiotherapist.

Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I am an energetic hardworking multidisciplinary team player. I am passionate about teaching and learning and sharing my knowledge with students to inspire them to achieve and progress into a well-rounded clinician.

Mark Tabrett

Mark Tabrett

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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.

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Dr. Nicola Theis

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I joined the University of Gloucestershire in 2017 after lecturing for three years at St Mary’s University. My research areas of interest centre around musculoskeletal biomechanics in paediatric and clinical populations.