Staff Profiles: Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing

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Dr. Anita Navin

Dr. Anita Navin

Head of School, Sports and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Prior to joining the university Anita was a Director of Collaboration for Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University and managed a teacher training programme at Leeds Met University.

Samantha Barry-Wilson

Samantha Barry-Wilson

Academic Subject Leader for Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

At the University of Gloucestershire Samantha is the Academic Subject Leader for Sport and Exercise and contributes to the teaching of Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Strength and Conditioning and Sports Therapy.

Kate Cady

Kate Cady

MSc Sports Therapy and MSc Professional Practice in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Kate Cady is Academic Course Leader for both the MSc Sports Therapy and the MSc Professional practice.

Daniel Cowen

Daniel Cowen

Lecturer in Sport, Fitness and Physical Activity

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Daniel is interested in sport and exercise and enjoys linking contemporary research on health and fitness to a practical environment. He is 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

Katie has been a practicing sports therapist for 7 years and has treated an array of talented athletes. She enjoys drawing upon her clinical experiences to develop the knowledge and skills of aspiring Sports Therapists.

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Paul delivers on the postgraduate MSc in Sports Coaching, combining a wealth of practical experience with an academic background in sports coaching.

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Benjamin Moreland

Benjamin Moreland

Senior Lecture in Coaching, PE and Development

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Ben is involved in the delivery of a variety of Post Graduate modules ranging from those focused on disability to those situated within a global setting, unpacking the role of sport within development contexts.

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

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

Dr. Mark Redmond

Dr. Mark Redmond

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Allied Health Professions

Dr Redmond is an active researcher in the field of social care. He has successfully supervised a number of PhDs to completion and is currently exploring safeguarding and financial abuse.

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Will Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Having worked in sport all of my life I have been fortunate that these experiences have formed the basis of my critical appreciation of sport and physical culture, exploring the ways that young people engage in society through sport.

Hilary Smith

Hilary Smith

Academic Course Leader for Professional Studies in Children’s Play

Performing Arts and Play

Business and Enterprise Management

Hilary is the Course Leader for the MA Professional Studies in Children’s Play. Her research interests are in the realm of children’s play and links with physical literacy, health and wellbeing.

Jordan Wintle

Jordan Wintle

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

At the University of Gloucestershire Jordan is the Academic Course Leader for Physical Education and contributes to the teaching of several postgraduate programmes linked to this area.

Rodrigo Aspe

Rodrigo Aspe

Lecturer in Sports Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Rodrigo joined the university in 2014. Prior to academia he 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

Meghan is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and is involved in the delivery of a number of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Dr. Natalie Campbell

Senior Lecturer

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Natalie is a Senior Lecturer and delivers modules in sociology, psychology, inclusive sport/PA/PE, professional development and research methods.

Sue Chilton

Sue Chilton

Senior Lecturer in Health Studies

Allied Health Professions

A love of people, how they tick and interact and their different responses to life’s challenges has always underpinned Sue's desire to influence care delivery through my teaching.

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke

Academic Course Leader Sports Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Richard is a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As an experienced practitioner Richard is one of the university's TASS Strength and Conditioning practitioners.

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Joanne Cobby

Coach in Practice

Allied Health Professions

Coach in Practice

Prof. Mark De Ste Croix

Prof. Mark De Ste Croix

Professor of Paediatric Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Mark's interests lie in paediatric sport and exercise with an emphasis on injury prevention. He has worked predominantly with football clubs to identify injury risk in academy players and provide 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

Martine has always had an interest in the biomechanics of movement and was once a competitive Highland Dancer, teacher and judge so she has an interest in training types and adaptations.

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Dr. Graham Edgar

Reader in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Graham conducts research in decision-making in obstetrics, SA in fireground situations, forensic neuroscience, the neuroscience of emotional intelligence, the neuroscience of creativity, and new methods of student assessment.

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Dr. Simon Fryer

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Laboratories Director

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Simon is interested assessments of haemodynamic kinetics in both athletic populations, particularly that of rock climbers. Simon also researches extensively into the area of macro and micro vascular function in healthy and diseased populations.

Kirsty Hopgood

Kirsty Hopgood

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

As a passionate and dedicated sports therapist Kirsty thrives in an environment where she can educate and develop future sports therapists.

Dr. Stephen How

Dr. Stephen How

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Senior Tutor for the School of Natural and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

Kerry is the Senior Tutor for the School of Natural and Social Sciences, and a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences. By training and experience Kerry is a Clinical Psychologist. Her interests are in wellbeing and mental health, and she is module tutor for modules on clinical psychology, counselling and wellbeing.

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Prof. David James

Dean of Academic Development, Professor of Exercise Science

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

David's area of responsibility is Executive leadership for Academic Development across the University.

Dai Jones

Dai Jones

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Dai has been involved in the design of many of the taught postgraduate programmes in psychological sciences, and has been course leader for a number.

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Andy Lloyd

Lecturer

Allied Health Professions

Andy Lloyd currently works at the Department of Applied Sciences, University of Gloucestershire as a Lecturer in Nursing. As well as conducting action research in the nursing field, Andy pursues independent qualitative research in Astrophysics and Astronomy, with an interest in the outer solar system. He is the author of three books, and has had several chapters and articles published in a variety of books and magazines.

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Reader in the Culture and History of Sport

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Malcolm is a historian and sociologist. His principal interests are the cultural and social experience and identities associated with sport and exercise as well as research ethics and integrity.

Dr. Claire Mills

Dr. Claire Mills

Senior Lecturer in Sports Education and Coaching

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

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Dr. Haydn Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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.

Simon Padley

Simon Padley

Academic Course Leader Sports Coaching

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Simon is a Senior Lecturer whose passions lie within innovative pedagogic approaches, physical literacy and its development through coaching and teaching, the ethics of competition and sport and spirituality.

Prof. Andrew Parker

Prof. Andrew Parker

Professor of Sport and Christian Outreach

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

At the University of Gloucestershire, Andrew is Professor of Sport and Christian Outreach and also lectures in Sociology of Sport, Sport Development and Social Research Methods.

Danielle Parker

Danielle Parker

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Danielle has always loved everything to do with sport and her interest in how the human body works led her to pursue a career in sports therapy.

Dr. Wendy Russell

Dr. Wendy Russell

Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork

Performing Arts and Play

Wendy is Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at University of Gloucestershire. She has worked on adventure playgrounds and in development, research, training and education with local, national and international organisations.

Dr. Emily Ryall

Dr. Emily Ryall

Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

As an experienced research supervisor and PhD examiner Dr Emily Ryall is willing to supervise students in philosophical research across a broad range of areas.

Dr. Kim Schenke

Dr. Kim Schenke

Psychology Lecturer

Psychological Sciences

Kim is a social neuroscientist who researches the processes involved in social interactions. This ranges from investigating how we make action predictions about others, to the experiences of social anxiety, to imitation behaviours.

Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sarah is an energetic hardworking multidisciplinary team player. She is passionate about teaching and learning and sharing her knowledge with students to inspire them to achieve and progress into a well-rounded clinician.

Jo Shire

Jo Shire

Principal Lecturer

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Jo Shire is a Principal Lecturer whose expertise lies within sports pedagogy, teaching and learning within the field of Physical Education in schools.

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Senior Lecturer

Psychological Sciences

Rachel is a psychobiologist with a background in chronic stress, hemispheric lateralisation, and HIV research. She is particularly interested in how psychosocial factors affect the immune and endocrine systems.

Mark Tabrett

Mark Tabrett

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Dr. Nicola Theis

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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

Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Dianne is Emeritus Professor of Psychology. Her research and teaching both focus on how the brain processes sensory information from the world around us and she has studied this in infants and adults.