Staff Profiles: Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing

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Dr. Anita Navin

Dr. Anita Navin

Head of School, Sports and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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.

Simon Chippendale

Simon Chippendale

Academic Subject Leader for Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Having worked with the NHS and with national charities, Simon is passionate about improving person-centred and end-of life-care. His teaching empowers students to improve their care and support, reflecting a culture of compassion and respect for the

Jo Shire

Jo Shire

Principal Lecturer

Sport and Exercise

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

Dr. David Biggs

Dr. David Biggs

Programme Director in Occupational Psychology

Psychology

Business Studies

I actively encourage students to publish their research which offers them additional academic development benefiting their careers. My research interests include non-traditional employment (zero-hour contracts, agency work and consulting).

Kate Cady

Kate Cady

MSc Sports Therapy and MSc Professional Practice in Sports Therapy

Sport and Exercise

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

Katie Davies

Katie Davies

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Sport and Exercise

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.

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

Sport and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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.

Simon Padley

Simon Padley

Academic Course Leader Sports Coaching

Sport and Exercise

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.

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

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.

Hilary Smith

Hilary Smith

Academic Course Leader for Professional Studies in Children’s Play

Performing Arts and Play

Leisure Industries 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

Sport and Exercise

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

Rodrigo Aspe

Rodrigo Aspe

Lecturer in Sports Strength and Conditioning

Sport and Exercise

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.

Edward Brander

Edward Brander

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Sport and Exercise

Ed is a Lecturer in Sports Therapy teaching across a range of modules, with special interest in Anatomy and Manual Therapy. He also supervises students undertaking Research Methods and Independent Projects.

Dr. Meghan Brown

Dr. Meghan Brown

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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

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Prof. Dianne Catherwood

Professor of Psychology

Psychology

Dianne is Professor of Psychology. Her research and supervision focus on how the brain processes information from the visual environment and she has researched this in regard to both children and adults.

Sue Chilton

Sue Chilton

Senior Lecturer in Health Studies

Health and Social Care

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

Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning and Coaching

Sport and Exercise

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.

Daniel Cowen

Daniel Cowen

Lecturer in Sport, Fitness and Physical Activity

Sport and Exercise

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.

Prof. Diane Crone

Prof. Diane Crone

Professor of Exercise Science, Convenor of Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing Research Priority Area

Health and Social Care

Sport and Exercise

Diane teaches on applied research topics which include cardiac rehabilitation, public policy and active transport, the role of purposeful activity in health promotion and the role of physical activity for mental health improvement.

Prof. Mark De Ste Croix

Prof. Mark De Ste Croix

Professor of Paediatric Sport and Exercise

Sport and Exercise

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 technique.

Dr. Martine Deighan

Dr. Martine Deighan

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology

Sport and Exercise

Martine has always had an interest in the biomechanics of movement and as a one-time competitive Highland Dancer, teacher and judge has an interest in training types and adaptations.

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Dr. Tabitha Dickson

Research Assistant in Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing

Health and Social Care

Sport and Exercise

Tabitha supports research across the Research Priority Area of Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing. She has a background in Exercise Physiology and a particular interest in rock climbing performance and physical activity research.

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Dr. Graham Edgar

Reader in Psychology

Psychology

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.

Dr. Liz Ellis

Dr. Liz Ellis

Research Assistant

Health and Social Care

Sociology

Liz Ellis is a research assistant in the school of Health and Social Care. She works across a range of areas under the Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing research priority area supporting academics’ various research projects.

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Elizabeth Foxwell

Academic Course Leader in Non Medical Prescribing

Health and Social Care

Beth works clinically in the emergency department and is drawn to the fast paced, exciting nature of emergency medicine and enjoys the fact no two days are the same! Teaching allows Beth to share her knowledge and experience.

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Dr. Simon Fryer

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Laboratories Director

Sport and Exercise

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.

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Lecturer in Sports Coaching

Sport and Exercise

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

Kirsty Hopgood

Kirsty Hopgood

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Sport and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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.

Dai Jones

Dai Jones

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology

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.

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Reader in the Culture and History of Sport

Sport and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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.

Dr. Lee Moore

Dr. Lee Moore

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport and Exercise

At the University of Gloucestershire, Lee teaches on Sport and Exercise Psychology and Research Methods modules.

Prof. Andrew Parker

Prof. Andrew Parker

Professor of Sport and Christian Outreach

Sport and Exercise

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.

Dr. Mark Redmond

Dr. Mark Redmond

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

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.

Danielle Ritson

Danielle Ritson

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Sport and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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.

Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Sport and Exercise

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.

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Senior Lecturer

Psychology

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

Sport and Exercise

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