People in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Academic and research staff.

Head of School

Professor Kathleen Armour

Professor Kathleen Armour

Head of School

Kathleen Armour holds a Chair in Education and Sport and is Head of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Formerly, she was Head of the Department of Sport Pedagogy and prior to that she held a Chair in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. Her main research interest is career-long professional learning for teachers and coaches ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4451

Email k.armour@bham.ac.uk

Academic staff

Jawad Fadhel Abulhasan

Jawad Fadhel Abulhasan

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The Potential of Using the Latency of Hamstring Reflex-Response as an Objective Measure of Knee Stability

Supervisor: Dr. Michael J. Grey

Email jxa263@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ahmed M. Adlan

Dr Ahmed M. Adlan

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Evaluation of autonomic function in rheumatoid arthritis

Supervisor: Dr. James P. Fisher, Prof Gregory Lip

Ahmed is currently conducting a PhD in cardiac physiology. He aims to pursue a career in cardiology.

Email a.adlan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Aldred

Dr Sarah Aldred

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Biochemistry

Dr Sarah Aldred describes herself as a skilled, enthusiastic and resourceful scientist. She is an expert in the field of oxidative stress, and has been researching chronic diseases of ageing associated with oxidative stress for more than 10 years.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7284

Email s.aldred.1@bham.ac.uk

Najla Alhashil

Najla Alhashil

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Imagery impact in rehabilitation physiotherapy

Supervisors

  • Primary supervisor: Dr Sarah Williams 
  • Secondary supervisor: Dr Michael Grey 
  • Tertiary supervisor: Dr Alison Rushton

Najla Alhashil is a doctoral researcher in the School of ...

Email nxa318@bham.ac.uk

Jon Allsop

Jon Allsop

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Mechanisms underpinning performance under pressure

Supervisors: Dr Rob Gray and Professor Chris Ring

Email jxa620@bham.ac.uk

Ali Salam Ali Alyaaribi

Ali Salam Ali Alyaaribi

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Moral behaviors in sport

Supervisor

  • Primary supervisor: Kavussanu, Maria (70%),
  • Secondary supervisor: Ring, Chris (20%)
  • Tertiary supervisor: Van, Zanten Jet (10%)

Alyaaribi is a sport psychologist teacher at Sultan Qaboos University. He ...

Email axa441@bham.ac.uk

Miss Christina Anderson

Miss Christina Anderson

Clinical Tutor in Physiotherapy

Christina Anderson spent 18 years in clinical practice as a physiotherapist before moving to the University of Birmingham in 2005 to be a clinical tutor. Her clinical interest is in children's physiotherapy. Currently she has the practice placement lead role for physiotherapy, as well as being one of the Welfare Tutors in the School. Christina has recently completed a Masters degree in ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8613

Email c.b.anderson@bham.ac.uk

Nurwina Akmal Anuar

Nurwina Akmal Anuar

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Imagery in Sport and Exercise Science

Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Cumming and Dr Sarah Williams

Email naa294@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Appleton

Dr Paul Appleton

Teaching and Research Fellow

Paul current work concerns testing and validating the Empowering CoachingTM (www.empoweringcoaching.co.uk) and associated family of education programmes in different physical activity settings (e.g., PE, sport, education, dance). Empowering CoachingTMand associated programmes aims to help leaders/coaches/teachers/instructors foster quality motivation and make physical activities ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4142517

Email p.appleton@bham.ac.uk

Intan Suhana Mat Azmi

Intan Suhana Mat Azmi

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Health Promotion on Physical Activity (Stair Climbing) in the Workplace to Target Obesity: Outcomes on health markers

Supervisors: 1st Supervisor: Dr Frank Eves, 2nd Supervisor: Dr Mike White

Experiences in developing community projects with regards to the knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards health and wellbeing. Senior ...

Email imm339@bham.ac.uk

Dr George Balanos

Dr George Balanos

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

George is a respiratory physiologist with an interest in pulmonary blood flow and sleep disordered breathing. He is an expert in blood gas manipulation and he uses ultrasonography for non-invasive measurement of physiological variables. George is a dedicated and popular lecturer having received the Excellence in Teaching Award three times. 

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8828

Email g.m.balanos@bham.ac.uk

Comille Tapiwa Bandura

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Morality and Coach Behaviours

Supervisors: Dr Maria Kavussanu

Email ctb365@bham.ac.uk

Mr Nick Bent

Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Year 1 Tutor

Nick Bent is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. He is Year 1 Tutor for the BSc Physiotherapy programme and Admissions Tutor for the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7591

Email n.p.bent@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Blannin

Dr Andy Blannin

Lecturer

Dr Andy Blannin is a lecturer in exercise metabolism and has enjoyed working in the school of Sport and Exercise Sciences since 1996. In that time he has published over 50 research articles and examined 23 PhDs.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7353

Email a.k.blannin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Boardley

Dr Ian Boardley

Lecturer in Sport Psychology & Education
Chair of School Research Ethics Committee

Ian’s career in sport psychology was stimulated through lifelong sport participation. His sport activities have included experience as an athlete and as a coach in sports such as hockey and endurance running. It was experiences such as these that led to him initiating a career that incorporated sport within it. A particular interest in sport psychology that developed during ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8399

Email i.d.boardley@bham.ac.uk

Samantha J. Bracey

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The assessment and motivation-related correlates of well-being in children

Supervisors: Professor Joan L Duda and Dr Eleanor Quested

Samantha Bracey is a doctoral researcher, focused on how we can assess and maximize the well-being of young people within sporting contexts, in the School of Sport and Exercise ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 4158742

Email sjb901@bham.ac.uk

Paul Michael Brannagan

Paul Michael Brannagan

Teaching Fellow in Sport Politics and Policy

Paul is a Sociologist and Political Scientist of sport and leisure.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5315

Email p.m.brannagan@bham.ac.uk

Igor D. Braz

Igor D. Braz

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Cerebral vasomotor regulation in atrial fibrillation: impact of exercise training

Supervisor: Dr James P. Fisher and Professor Gregory Y. H. Lip

Email ixd263@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leigh Breen

Dr Leigh Breen

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism

Dr Breen's expertise centres on understanding how nutrition and exercise modulate muscle metabolism in healthy (i.e. athletes) and vulnerbale (i.e. elderly, obese) populations.

Telephone +44(0) 121 414 4109

Email l.breen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matt Bridge

Dr Matt Bridge

Senior Lecturer in Coaching & Sports Science

Matt has been working at the University since 2001. He lectures in coaching and applied sport science on the School’s BSc Applied Golf Management Studies and BSc Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science undergraduate degrees. He is also the progamme leader of the popular MSc in Sport Coachingdesigned for active coaches, enabling them to combine their coaching practice ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8394

Email m.bridge@bham.ac.uk

Ryan C. Brindle

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Peripheral Physiological Mechanisms of Extreme Cardiovascular Reactivity

Supervisor: Dr Anna C. Phillips and Dr Annie T. Ginty

Ryan C. Brindle is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, UK. His work concerns the physiological mechanisms that drive adverse cardiovascular reactions to acute mental stress.

Email rcb236@bham.ac.uk

Richard Bruce

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Muscle Afferent Contributions to Cardiorespiratory Control in Humans

Supervisor: Dr Michael White

Email rxb692@bham.ac.uk

Professor Doug Carroll

Professor Doug Carroll

Professor of Applied Psychology

Professor Carroll has an international reputation in Behaviour Medicine. His research group contributed substantially to the success of the School in the last RAE exercise. The School was joint top in their subject area in the UK.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7240

Email carrolld@bham.ac.uk

Sherry Clifford

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Examining decision making processes of novice to elite hockey coaches using virtual scenario testing

Supervisors: Dr Mathew Bridge and Dr Mark Griffiths

Email sxc302@bham.ac.uk

Sarah Coleman

Sarah Coleman

Research Associate

Sarah Coleman is the Research Associate for the Community Prevention of Diabetes (Com-PoD) Study.  

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8725

Email s.j.coleman.1@bham.ac.uk

Sam Cooley

Sam Cooley

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The use of outdoor team skill courses to develop transferable skills for students in higher education

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Cumming and Dr Victoria Burns

Sam's PhD explores the development of groupwork skills through outdoor team-skill courses, including how these skills are transferred to academic and employment settings. This ...

Email sjc829@bham.ac.uk

Colum Cronin

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Phenomenological study of youth performance coaches lived experiences.

Supervisors: Professor K Armour

Email cxc104@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jennifer Cumming

Dr Jennifer Cumming

Senior Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Jennifer Cumming is an expert in the imagery and observational learning use of athletes, exercisers, and dancers.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2877

Email j.cumming@bham.ac.uk

Benjy Curzon-Jones

Benjy Curzon-Jones

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The relationship between anxiety, gaze direction and walking behavior in older adults at a high-risk and low-risk of falling

Supervisor: Dr. Mark Hollands

Benjy Curzon-Jones currently works in the Kinesiology Lab under the supervision of Dr. Mark Hollands. His research focuses on elucidating the possible maladaptive walking ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5315

Email btc782@bham.ac.uk

Professor Joan Duda

Professor Joan Duda

Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

60 second video iconProfessor Duda is internationally known for her expertise on motivational processes and determinants of adherence and optimal functioning in sport, exercise, and dance. She is an experienced mental skills consultant, working with athletes, coaches/instructors, and other performers at all levels. Joan is Director of a large multi-national EC-funded project which aims to promote quality ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2737

Email j.l.duda@bham.ac.uk

Dr Frank Eves

Dr Frank Eves

Reader in Lifestyle Physical Activity

Frank Eves is a public health psychologist who pioneered the use of prompts in community settings to increase lifestyle physical activity.  This translational research uses psychological theory to optimise the response to these ‘nudge’ interventions at a population level.  He has supervised 18 PhD students to completion and likes to dance when he gets the chance. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4133

Email f.f.eves@bham.ac.uk

Danique Fintelman

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Cycling aerodynamics

Supervisor: Dr. François-Xavier Li, Prof. Mark Sterling and Dr. Hassan Hemida

After obtaining her BSc in Mechanical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Danique started a master Biomechanical Engineering in the same institution. During her master degree she did an ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7510

Email dmf144@bham.ac.uk

Dr James Fisher

Dr James Fisher

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

Dr James Fisher is an Exercise Physiologist working in the field of human cardiovascular control. The focus of his laboratory is on the neural regulation of the heart and blood vessels in human health and disease.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8011

Email j.p.fisher@bham.ac.uk

Gareth Fletcher

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Dietary influences on exercise metabolism in relation to the maintenance of lifelong health and in the achievement of optimal sporting performance

Supervisors: Dr G. A. Wallis, Professor J. Thompson

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8738

Email gxf243@bham.ac.uk

Borut Fonda

Borut Fonda

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Control parameters in bike fitting for improving safety and comfort during cycling

Supervisors: Dr François-Xavier Li, Dr Michael J. Grey

Borut is a former internationally recognized cyclist in the Olympic discipline Cross Country. He remained active in cycling as a coach and sport scientist to many successful athletes. ...

Telephone +44(0) 121 414 48738

Email bxf203@bham.ac.uk

Diana Castaneda Gameros

Diana Castaneda Gameros

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Age-related influences of dietary and physical activity behaviours and its association with functional status among older women living in a super-diverse environment: A mixed methods study

Supervisor: Dr Janice L. Thompson and Dr Gareth Wallis

Diana is interested in promoting healthy eating and regular physical activity in ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8745

Email dxc242@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carolyn Greig

Dr Carolyn Greig

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Ageing

Dr Greig is a translational scientist with research interests in the influence of use, disuse, age and disease on human skeletal muscle mass and function. She is particularly research active in nutritional, physical activity and pharmacological interventions to maintain muscle mass in older healthy men and women and in frail patient groups.  

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8743

Email c.a.greig@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michael J. Grey

Dr Michael J. Grey

Reader in Motor Neuroscience

60 second video icon Dr Grey is a motor neuroscience physiologist with interests in cortical/spinal plasticity and neurorehabilitation. He uses non-invasive electrophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging techniques to study human movement. He has a particular interest in acquired brain injury including stroke and concussion.

Telephone 0121 414 7242

Email m.j.grey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Griffiths

Dr Mark Griffiths

Lecturer in Sport Pedagogy

60 second video iconMark qualified as a PE Teacher from the West London Institute in 1990. After lectureships at the Universities of Kingston and Oxford Brookes, he went on to study for a PhD in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy before joining Birmingham in 2009. Mark has published research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of sport pedagogy, professional ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4874

Email m.griffiths@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Grix

Dr Jonathan Grix

Reader in Sport Policy and Politics

Jonathan is one of very few political scientists who have turned their attention to sport.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2990

Email j.grix@bham.ac.uk

Anastasia Hadjimatheou

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Physical Education Career-long Professional Development in Cyprus: does it meet the career-long learning needs of primary school teachers?

Supervisors: Professor Kathleen Armour

Email axh847@bham.ac.uk

Laura Healy

Laura Healy

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Motivation and goal self-regulation

Supervisors: Dr Nikos Ntoumanis, Professor Joan Duda, Dr Brandon Stewart (Psychology)

Laura Healy is a Doctoral Research in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her work primarily focuses on maximizing optimal goal striving in sport.

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8785

Email lch147@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicola R Heneghan

Dr Nicola R Heneghan

Physiotherapy Lecturer, Programme Leader MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy

Nicola is a Physiotherapy Lecturer and Programme Leader MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy.

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8367

Email n.heneghan@bham.ac.uk

Ms Marianne Hensman

Ms Marianne Hensman

Clinical Tutor in Physiotherapy

Marianne Hensman has been a Clinical Tutor at the University of Birmingham since 2007.

Marianne’s clinical background was as a physiotherapist, working in neurology and healthcare of the elderly, in both acute and community settings. Marianne teaches Year 1 and Year 2 neurology on the BSc Physiotherapy course, as well as other core physiotherapy skills.

As a clinical ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8591

Email m.y.hensman@bham.ac.uk

Frank Herold

Frank Herold

Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Science

Mr Herold has a broad research and teaching interest in professional learning and pedagogy of teaching and learning in Physical Education. His main research interests are concerned with significant developments in national and international Initial Teacher Education in Physical Education. A particular research focus is the exploration of the development of subject knowledge and in particular ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 8061

Email f.a.herold@bham.ac.uk

Mimi Ho

Mimi Ho

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Perfectionism and Self-Regulation Strategies in Deaf and Hearing Athletes

First supervisor: Dr Paul Appleton Co-Second Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Cumming and Professor Joan Duda

Mimi Ho was born in Hong Kong and moved to UK in 2000. She is currently undertaking her PhD in sport psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8736

Email msh061@bham.ac.uk

Eimear Holland

Eimear Holland

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Developing the Role of Cooperating Teachers as ‘Mentors’ in Physical Education Teacher Education in Ireland: A Participatory Action Research Project

Supervisor: Professor Kathleen Armour

Eimear Holland is a Lecturer in PE working at Dublin City University.

Telephone 00353 86 2593334/00353 1 700 7465

Email exh084@bham.ac.uk

Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Pathways to elite performance in golf: towards a clearer understanding of the critical developmental processes

Supervisor: Dr Matt Bridge and Dr Martin Toms

Email gjj105@bham.ac.uk

Mr Paul Jepson

Clinical Tutor in Physiotherapy

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7583

Email p.d.jepson@bham.ac.uk

Ahmad Fikri Mohd Kassim

Ahmad Fikri Mohd Kassim

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Coach Leadership and Effectiveness in Sport : Transformational Leadership and Coaching Efficacy in Sport Coaches

Supervisors: 1st Dr Ian Boardley , 2nd Dr Jonathan Grix

Experiences in various sports development project, attached with Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, University Technology MARA, Malaysia.
Senior ...

Email axm682@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Kavussanu

Dr Maria Kavussanu

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Maria Kavussanu is an expert on morality in sport. She has published extensively in this area and received funding for her research from the ESRC, The Nuffield Foundation, and the World Anti-Doping Agency. She is member of the ESRC Peer Review College, Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and serves on the Editorial Board of three other journals. She is currently ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4112

Email m.kavussanu@bham.ac.uk

Maria-Christina Kosteli

Maria-Christina Kosteli

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Exercise Imagery Use in Older Adults

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Cummings and Dr Sarah Williams

Maria-Christina Kosteli is an ESRC-funded Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her work concerns the effectiveness of Imagery for promoting physical activity levels in older adults.

Email mxk285@bham.ac.uk

Ben Langdown

Ben Langdown

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Variability in the Golf Swing

Supervisor: Dr Francois-Xavier Li and Dr Matt Bridge

Ben is the Training Executive for Sports Science at the PGA National Training Academy at the Belfry. He is also currently completing a part time PhD in the field of golf biomechanics, studying movement variability in the swing.

Telephone +44 (0)1675 470333

Email ben.langdown@pga.org.uk

Dr François-Xavier Li

Dr François-Xavier Li

Lecturer in Motor Control and Learning
Admission Tutor
Theme Leader "Optimal Performance"

Dr François-Xavier Li is primarily interested in the optimisation of movement in a variety of contexts, population (elite to elderly) and tasks (running, cycling, golf, walking). He is also Admissions Tutor for the BSc Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4114

Email f.x.li@bham.ac.uk

Mr Clive Liles

Mr Clive Liles

Lecturer

Clive Liles is programme leader for the MSc Advancing Practice and MSc Health Studies courses offered within the School. His interests are in developing and implementing education and training for health care professionals, inter-disciplinary shared learning (professional practice and service development) and effective preparation of learners for professional practice and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8606

Email c.r.liles@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sam Lucas

Dr Sam Lucas

Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology

Dr Sam Lucas is an integrative physiologist whose primary research interests are focused on the mechanisms that regulate human cerebral blood flow in health and disease. He has a specific interest in how cerebral blood flow is regulated with ageing and during stress (esp. hypoxia, exercise, orthostatic, thermal and cognitive) and the resultant impact on function (e.g., breathing control, ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7272

Email s.j.e.lucas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kyriaki Makopoulou

Dr Kyriaki Makopoulou

Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

Kyriaki Makopoulou joined the University of Birmingham in September 2008. Her PhD focused on the nature of Physical Education (PE) teachers’ engagement in career-long professional learning and its impact upon practice (awarded in 2009). Before joining University of Birmingham, Kyriaki was a research associate at Loughborough University involved in the independent evaluation of the ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8386

Email k.makopoulou@bham.ac.uk

Jonny Mathias

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation

Supervisors: Dr Michael J. Grey and Dr Francois-Xavier Li

Jonny is in the first year of his PhD.

 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 47510

Email jxm019@bham.ac.uk

Dr Craig McAllister

Dr Craig McAllister

Lecturer in Motor Control

Dr Craig McAllister has a passionate interest in understanding the neural mechanisms of human movement in both healthy and disease states. His current research utilises a combination of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques and neuroimaging methods to understand the role of rhythmic brain activity in motor and cognitive processes.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4125

Email c.j.mcallister@bham.ac.uk

Clare McNulty

Clare McNulty

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Ageing, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Function: Effects of Physical Activity Levels

Supervisor: Dr James Fisher, Professor Anton Wagenmakers

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8724

Email clm674@bham.ac.uk

Charlotte Merrett

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Motivational factors, well-being, and optimal functioning in teams

Supervisors: Professor Joan Duda

Charlotte Merrett commenced her doctoral research in 2010 following a period of employment in the business sector with Pfizer Ltd. Charlotte is working on the PAPA Project (www.projectpapa.org) - A ...

Email ckm499@bham.ac.uk

Elpida Michael

Elpida Michael

Doctoral Researcher

PhD thesis title:  Sports and Exercise Sciences

Supervisors:  Dr Frank Eves (The University of Birmingham, UK) -  Dr Marios Hadjicharalambous (The University of Nicosia, CYP)

Ms Elpida is a highly motivated student and passionate for her work and she is demonstrating self-discipline and thoroughness.

Email exm230@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ross D. Neville

Dr Ross D. Neville

Research Fellow in the Sociology of Health & Fitness

Dr Neville is a Research Fellow who focuses on ‘fitness’ as a critical concept in the development of the modern health landscape. He is particularly interested in the controversial fact that, while we continue to champion its prospects for chronic disease response sixty years after the birth of physical activity epidemiology, the fitness movement has actually developed ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 8748

Email r.neville@bham.ac.uk

Elliott Newell

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The use of imagery to manage competitive emotion

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Cumming and Dr Robert Gray

Elliott is a part-time PhD student at the University of Birmingham researching the use of imagery by athletes in managing competitive emotions. Elliott is a lecturer in sport psychology at ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7510

Email etn193@student.bham.ac.uk

Johan Ng

Johan Ng

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Motivation to weight loss behaviours

Supervisor: Dr Nikos Ntoumanis

Johan’s research looks at motivation of health related behaviours, such as diet and exercise in regards to weight management.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8745

Email yxn904@bham.ac.uk

Ahmad Osailan

Ahmad Osailan

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Cardiac autonomic functioning in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients

Supervisor: Dr Jet Valdhuijzen van Zanten

Ahmad is passionate about research related to cardiovascular diseases and measures of prevention.

Telephone 07831 744835

Email axo269@bham.ac.uk

Dr Callum Osler

Dr Callum Osler

Doctoral Researcher

Callum is a postdoctoral research associate working with Dr Raymond Reynolds at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is currently conducting a BBSRC funded research project to investigate the effect of ageing on the control of balance.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8725

Email c.j.osler@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mike Parkes

Senior Lecturer in Applied Physiology

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6977

Email m.j.parkes@bham.ac.uk

Simon Phelan

Simon Phelan

Doctoral Researcher

PhD thesis title: An analysis of workplace learning within the context of performance coaching

Supervisor: Dr Mark Griffiths

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7510

Email sep930@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anna Phillips

Dr Anna Phillips

Reader in Behavioural Medicine

60 second video iconDr Anna C. Phillips is an internationally renowned researcher and Health Psychologist working in Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychophysiology. She has conducted award winning work on stress and vaccination response across the life course.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4398

Email a.c.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lesley Phillpots

Dr Lesley Phillpots

Senior Lecturer

 

Lesley Phillpots is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research interests focus upon public policy for PE, school sport and sport. She is currently writing and publishing a range of articles that focus upon the governance of sport, the work of County Sport Partnerships, public policy for PE and School Sport and the ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8390

Email l.a.phillpots@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Philp

Dr Andy Philp

Lecturer in Integrative Physiology

Dr Andy Philp is an integrative physiologist, interested in the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle adaptation. The main focus of his work is to examine how diet and exercise interact to regulate skeletal muscle mitochondrial function, adaptive growth and insulin sensitivity in the context of human athletic performance and in metabolic diseases such as sarcopaenia, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 8872

Email a.philp@bham.ac.uk

Keith Pugh

Keith Pugh

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Chemosensitivity alterations in ageing

Supervisor: Dr George Balanos and Dr Shahrad Taheri

Keith’s current area of research is investigating the changes in the control of breathing with age and how this could cause the development of sleep disordered breathing in older individuals.

Furthermore, Keith ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8737

Email kxp714@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Punt

Dr David Punt

Senior Lecturer

David is interested in both cognitive and motor difficulties that can arise following stroke and how these affect how people move and function.  He has a particular interest in the neglect syndrome.  His research aims to understand related difficulties and to develop rehabilitative strategies to help people overcome them.

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8391

Email t.d.punt@bham.ac.uk

Val Queeley

Val Queeley

Examinations and Student Records Administrator

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4115

Email v.s.queeley@bham.ac.uk

Sahara Rai

Sahara Rai

Doctoral Researcher

PhD thesis title: Investigating the effect of exercise on Alzheimer’s disease

Supervisor: Dr Sarah Aldred

Email sxr294@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jill Ramsay

Programme Director BSc Physiotherapy

Jill Ramsay is the Programme director for the undergraduate physiotherapy programme in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Jill has a particular interest in developing interactive educational activities, both in delivering teaching and learning opportunities and in assessment. Jill has experience in programme development, course ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8607

Email j.r.e.ramsay@bham.ac.uk

Jerrald L Rector

Jerrald L Rector

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Psychosocial and Behavioral Determinants of Immune Aging

Supervisor: Dr Victoria E. Burns and Dr Jos A. Bosch

I am a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow hired in connection with a project entitled “Neuroendocrine Immune Networks in Ageing (NINA)”. This training program is part of an elaborate cross-European ...

Telephone +44(0)7758 379248

Email j.rector@bham.ac.uk

Dr Raymond Reynolds

Dr Raymond Reynolds

Lecturer in Motor Control

Dr Raymond Reynolds has a wide range of interests within the field of human motor control. This includes sensorimotor control of balance, reaching and tremor. His research is supported by the BBSRC.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4107

Email r.f.reynolds@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christopher Ring

Professor Christopher Ring

Professor in Psychology

Professor Christopher Ring is a professor of psychology and has enjoyed working in the school of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences since 1995. He has published over 120 research articles, won grants from research councils, charities and industry, collaborated with experts from many other countries, and supervised 21 doctoral students who are now working at universities around the world. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4275

Email c.m.ring@bham.ac.uk

Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The physiological significance of variations in substrate metabolism in relation to the maintenance of lifelong health and in the achievement of optimal sporting performance

Supervisor: Dr Gareth Wallis

Scott Robinson (BSc; MSc) is an upcoming research scientist in the field of Exercise Metabolism.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8738

Email slr247@bham.ac.uk

Mrs Sheeba Rosewilliam

Lecturer

Sheeba Rosewilliam is a lecturer in the School of Health and Population Sciences- Division of Nursing and Physiotherapy since 2008.She is a growing researcher with special interest in stroke rehabilitation therapies and multidisciplinary goal setting for patients with stroke. She works closely with the local NHS hospital stroke MDT for her current research in patient-centred goal setting. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2910

Dr Carolyn Roskell

Lecturer
Programme Director MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Carolyn Roskell is a lecturer in Physiotherapy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is programme director for the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme which offers post-graduate education for those wishing to practise as a physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.  

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Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8604

Email c.a.roskell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alison Rushton

Dr Alison Rushton

Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
Academic Lead Physiotherapy
Programme Leader MSc Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) programmes

Alison Rushton is Physiotherapy Academic Lead, in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Programme Leader for the MSc Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) programme.

Alison has worked within education since 1993 with a focus to teaching and research in the specialist area of musculoskeletal / manipulative physiotherapy.

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Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8597

Email a.b.rushton@bham.ac.uk

Tania Emi Sakanaka

Tania Emi Sakanaka

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Comparison between the impact of taijiquan and walking practice on gait patterns in individuals with Parkinson´s Disease

Supervisor: Dr Martin Lakie and Dr Raymond Reynolds

Tania Emi Sakanaka is a Brazilian national wushu team taijiquan (tai chi) athlete, competing since 2003 at world-championship-level.

Email tes218@bham.ac.uk

Alena Shantsila

Doctoral Researcher

PhD thesis title: Is altered respiratory-sympathetic coupling a pathogenic feature of human hypertension?

Supervisors: Dr James Fisher, Professor Gregory Lip

Alena Shantsila has extensive experience in echocardiography and vascular ultrasonography (carotid, peripheral artery and venous, FMD)

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8725

Email a.shantsila@bham.ac.uk

Xiaolei Shi

Xiaolei Shi

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Social interdependence theory in sport

Supervisor: Professor Christopher Ring, Dr Maria Kavussanu, Dr Ian Boardley

Xiaolei comes from China. His research is looking at the nature of competition and the effects of competition in sport.

Email xxs258@bham.ac.uk

Craig Smith

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The Online Sensory Control of Reaching

Supervisors: Dr Raymond Reynolds and Professor Chris Miall

Craig Smith is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham. His research is focused on the sensory control of reaching movements in humans.

Email cps222@bham.ac.uk

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Evaluation of a theory-based coach education programme: Advancements in implementation, method of assessment and social inclusion

Supervisor: Professor Joan Duda - Co-supervisors: Dr Eleanor Quested, Dr Paul Appleton

Nathan Smith is a third year PhD student in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Science at the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8785

Email nxs704@bham.ac.uk

Zhe Song

Zhe Song

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Understanding the molecular regulation of mTORC1 in human skeletal muscle in response to exercise and nutrition

Supervisors: Dr Andy Philp, Dr Sarah Aldred

I am a young researcher studying in sports sciences, with highly interests to combine micro molecular biology study with macro human physiology research, to deepen our ...

Email zxs184@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Soundy

Dr Andrew Soundy

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

I have worked at the University of Birmingham since August 2005. I mainly teach research method modules and lead the dissertation module for the BSc Physiotherapy programme.

I have two major research interest including: (1) the bio-psychosocial benefits of physcial activity for individuals with Severe Mental Illness and (2) the concept of hope within patients who have ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8385

Email a.a.soundy@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melrose Stewart

Dr Melrose Stewart

Lecturer

Mel Stewart is a lecturer and  lead for quality and fitness to practise in the School of Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences for Physiotherapy. She is also a Vice President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Mel's PhD focused on the topic of cultural competence in undergraduate physiotherapy education. She lectures in the topic at undergraduate and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8605

Email m.stewart@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janice L. Thompson

Professor Janice L. Thompson

Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise

60 second video iconProfessor Janice L. Thompson is a leading expert in the field of public health nutrition and exercise, and their role in preventing and treating risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes across the lifespan.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4119

Email j.thompson.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Toms

Dr Martin Toms

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

Martin Toms is a senior lecturer in Sports Coaching in the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences. 

Martin has been involved in sport coaching and development for a number of years, and has experience of teaching in schools, as well as coaching (Professionally) prior to undertaking posts at University. He has researched, ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8392/+44 (0) 121 415 8285

Email m.r.toms@bham.ac.uk

Mark van de Ruit

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Rehabilitation of hand grasp function

Supervisors: Dr Michael Grey

Email mlv195@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jet Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Dr Jet Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Lecturer in Biological Psychology

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3379

Email veldhujj@bham.ac.uk

Alex Wadley

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The interactions and associations between oxidative stress and inflammation in exercise and disease

Supervisors: Dr Sarah Aldred

Alex thoroughly enjoys his area of research as it links the benefits of exercise with a clinical population.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8738

Email ajw614@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gareth Wallis

Dr Gareth Wallis

Lecturer in Sport and Health Nutrition

Dr Wallis draws on a diverse range of experiences and expertise, which includes academic and industrial scientist roles as well as practitioner experience with high performance athletes, to enable him to deliver leading edge research and education in the area of Sport and Health Nutrition.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4129

Email g.a.wallis@bham.ac.uk

Jane Walters (aka Jane Booth)

Jane Walters (aka Jane Booth)

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Sport coaching systems in the UK: narratives of leading/managing change

Supervisor: Professor Kathy Armour

Jane is employed as the Head of Coaching Systems for the Professional Golfers’ Association, leading the development of the ‘Right Coach; Right Place; Right Time’ 21st century vision for golf coaching across ...

Email jane.booth@pga.org.uk

Fredrik Weibull

Fredrik Weibull

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Exercise imagery

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Cumming and Dr Victoria Burns

Fredrik Weibull is a Doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham.

Email fxw062@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mike White

Dr Mike White

Reader in Exercise Physiology

Mike is an exercise physiologist who has long standing interests in the effects of ageing on human muscle function and performance, the control of the human cardiovascular and respiratory systems in exercise and integrative physiology in general. 

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4123

Email m.j.white@bham.ac.uk

Taweewat Wiangkham

Taweewat Wiangkham

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: Developing conservative treatments for acute whiplash associated disorder (WAD) II management

Supervisors

  • Primary supervisor: Dr Alison Rushton
  • Secondary supervisor: Professor Joan Duda
  • Tertiary supervisor: Dr Mohammad Haque

Taweewat Wiangkham ...

Email txw214@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Williams

Dr Sarah Williams

Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Coaching Science

Sarah Williams is an expert in imagery use in sport, exercise, and rehabilitation.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8187

Email s.e.williams@bham.ac.uk

Chen-an Yu

Chen-an Yu

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Supervisor: Professor Joan L Duda

Chen-an is PhD student from Taiwan in School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, now he is in his a fourth year of the study.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5315

Email cxy094@bham.ac.uk