Staff Profiles: Sports Strength and Conditioning

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.

Eve Scarle

Eve Scarle

Academic Subject Leader (Allied Health Professions)

Allied Health Professions

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

Daniel Cowen

Daniel Cowen

Academic Course Leader for Sport and Exercise Sciences

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.

Dr. Martine Deighan

Dr. Martine Deighan

Academic Course Leader for Sports Strength and Conditioning

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.

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).

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Dr. Craig Pfeifer

Academic Course Leader for MSc Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I joined the University in 2019 after lecturing in the United States at The University of South Carolina and Lander University. I am a certified Athletic Trainer and have worked with patients from youth through professional sport.

Nicola Theis staff profile

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.

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Dr. Colin Baker

Senior Research Fellow

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Senior Research Fellow and Postgraduate Research Lead in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Edward Baker

Edward Baker

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise, Strength and Conditioning

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I've been fortunate to work with athletes from professional teams, Olympic and Paralympic sports.

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.

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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. John K. Parker

Dr. John K. Parker

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.

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.

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.

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Merilin Sikk

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I have a 'whole-listic' approach in combining training, injury rehabilitation, pain management & well-being. A true believer in 'motion is lotion' I look to inspire as many people as possible to live happier, healthier and more active lives.

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.