Academic staff in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Academic and research staff.

Head of School

Professor Janice L. Thompson

Professor Janice L. Thompson

Head of School
Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 3084
Email
j.thompson.1@bham.ac.uk

Academic staff

Dr George Balanos

Dr George Balanos

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Mr Nick Bent

Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Year 1 Tutor

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Nick is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. He is Year 1 Tutor for the BSc Physiotherapy programme.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7591
Email
n.p.bent@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Blannin

Dr Andy Blannin

Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 undergraduate ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8399
Email
i.d.boardley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Helen Bradley

Dr Helen Bradley

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Helen’s research is focussed on carbohydrate and fat metabolism during exercise and in particular on how our diet can affect which fuels are utilised.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7674
Email
h.e.bradley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Leigh Breen

Dr Leigh Breen

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Breen's expertise centres on understanding the regulation of muscle metabolism in health and disease. Dr Breen has a particular interest in how exercise and nutritional interventions can modify metabolic processes to enhance musculoskeletal remodelling, leading to improved health and performance outcomes.

Telephone
+44(0) 121 414 4109
Email
l.breen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matt Bridge

Dr Matt Bridge

Senior Lecturer in Coaching & Sports Science

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 with ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8394
Email
m.bridge@bham.ac.uk