Staff Profiles: Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Daniel Cowen

Daniel Cowen

Lecturer in Sport, Fitness and Physical Activity

Sport and Exercise

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.

Dr. John K. Parker

Dr. John K. Parker

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

Sport and Exercise

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.

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.

Dr. Martine Deighan

Dr. Martine Deighan

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology

Sport and Exercise

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

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 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

Sport and Exercise

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

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.

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Dr. Nicola Theis

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Sport and Exercise

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.