Staff Profiles: Sports Strength and Conditioning

Pauline Williams staff profile

Dr. Pauline Williams

Academic Subject Leader: Sports Leadership, Education & Society

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

The learning experience of students is my key interest. In particular, I have worked with International students and those progressing from non-traditional pathways into education. My current connections are focussed in Sport with National Governing Bodies and other key organisations where learners come to Education from a wide diversity of experiences.

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Having worked in coaching and coach development for over twenty years in a variety of professional contexts, these experiences have led to a passion for understadning the interpersonal elements of the role.

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Dr. Jonathan Hughes

Academic Course Leader for MSc Sports 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).

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. Emily Ryall

Dr. Emily Ryall

Reader in Applied Philosophy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I love thinking deeply about issues related to sport, games and play. There are so many interesting philosophical questions about the nature and value of these activities as part of a good life.

Debby Sargent

Debby Sargent

Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I am excited and fascinated by the field of strength and conditioning. Understanding how to create training programmes to optimise athletic performance , promote recovery and mitigate against injury, is what interests me.