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

Academic and research staff.

Head of School

Professor Sarah Aldred

Professor Sarah Aldred

Head of School
Professor of Exercise Biochemistry

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Sarah Aldred is an exercise biochemist interested in oxidative stress. She is interested in how exercise can perturb redox homeostasis in both health and disease. Sarah has worked with young and old, and with those suffering from psychosis and schizophrenia, cardiovascular disease and dementia. 

Sarah is Head of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3084
Email
s.aldred.1@bham.ac.uk

Academic staff

Dr Sandra Agyapong-Badu

Dr Sandra Agyapong-Badu

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Agyapong-Badu is a chartered physiotherapist with research interests in sedentary behaviour and enabling active living through studies into healthy ageing of the musculoskeletal system. She is currently working on a Dunhill Medical Trust funded project investigating the acute effects of sitting time on psychophysiological stress, psychological and physiological function in older healthy men ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8725
Email
s.agyapong-badu@bham.ac.uk

Miss Christina Anderson

Miss Christina Anderson

Clinical Tutor in Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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. Christina has completed a Masters degree in Advancing Physiotherapy Practice at the University of Birmingham, in which ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8613
Email
c.b.anderson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Appleton

Dr Paul Appleton

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 CoachingTM and associated programmes aims to help leaders/coaches/teachers/instructors foster quality motivation and make physical activities more ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4142517
Email
p.appleton@bham.ac.uk

Dr George Balanos

Dr George Balanos

Senior 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 and Outstanding Teaching Award four 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

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Andy Blannin is an expert in the mechanisms through which exercise can be helpful for people with (or at risk of) obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7353
Email
a.k.blannin@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Boardley

Dr Ian Boardley

Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chair of Health and Safety Committee, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Boardley is internationally known for his expertise on the psychosocial processes governing moral behaviour in physical activity contexts. This work includes moral behaviours that occur on the sports field (e.g., prosocial and antisocial behaviour), as well as those that occur in sport, exercise, and dance (use of supplements and image and performance enhancing drugs). Ian’s research has ...

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

Dr Leigh Breen

Dr Leigh Breen

Associate Professor: Metabolic and Molecular Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Leigh Breen is a leading expert in the field of skeletal muscle metabolism. His group are nationally and internationally renowned for their work into the metabolic and molecular regulation of skeletal muscle plasticity and function in health and disease, as well as specific expertise in the role of dietary protein as a key modulator of skeletal muscle metabolism. 

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

Dr Matt Bridge

Dr Matt Bridge

Senior Lecturer in Coaching & Applied Sports Science
Deputy Head of School

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Matt has an international reputation for research in coaching and applied sports science.  He investigates the development of sporting skill in applied settings and pathways to expertise in sports people.

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

Professor Victoria Burns

Professor Victoria Burns

Professor of Higher Education
Head of Education

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Vikki Burns is a Professor of Higher Education, with a special interest in how we can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to be effective, educated citizens.   She uses experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular activities, to give students opportunities to connect theory to practice, learn to communicate effectively ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8104
Email
v.e.burns@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shushu Chen

Dr Shushu Chen

Lecturer in Sport Policy and Management

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Shushu Chen is a Lecturer in Sport Policy and Management. Her principal research interests include sport policy analysis and evaluation, and Olympic studies (particularly in the areas of Olympic legacy evaluation). Her recent research projects examine policy and management issues of sport in China, as well as on evaluating Olympics legacies.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8386
Email
s.chen.5@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shin-Yi (Chloe) Chiou

Dr Shin-Yi (Chloe) Chiou

Lecturer in Motor control and Rehabilitation

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Chiou’s research focuses on studying motor cortical involvement in postural control in healthy and in clinical populations. Her work utilises neurophysiological measures to investigate the control of movement and how it is affected or adapted following central or peripheral injuries. Her research interests also include improving the effectiveness of therapeutic exercises using ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 2555
Email
s.chiou@bham.ac.uk

Katie Cronin

Katie Cronin

Teaching Fellow
MSc (Pre-reg) Admissions Tutor

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Katie Cronin is a practicing physiotherapist as well as a Teaching Fellow at the University predominantly focused on Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She is the admissions Tutor for the MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy alongside her role on the Clinical Team.

Telephone
0121 414 2873
Email
k.cronin@bham.ac.uk

Prof Jennifer Cumming

Prof Jennifer Cumming

Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer and Co-Deputy Head of School
Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Jennifer Cumming is a community-based researcher with expertise in sport and exercise psychology.  She works collaboratively with clubs, organisations, and services in innovative and creative ways to develop and/or evaluate psychosocial interventions for improving performance, personal development, health, and well-being. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2877
Email
j.cumming@bham.ac.uk

Dr Barry Drust

Dr Barry Drust

Industrial Professorial Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Barry is an applied exercise physiologist with a particular interest in intermittent exercise and the sport of football.  He is recognized internationally for his research in the area of football performance and player preparation and his applied experience working within the sport. He is also the programme leader for the Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Science at the University.

Email
b.drust@bham.ac.uk

Professor Joan Duda

Professor Joan Duda

Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Ben is an innovative and forward-thinking physiotherapy lecturer with an interest in using active learning approaches to develop critical thinking, evidence-based physiotherapists. His research interests include collaborative and digital educational approaches, simulation and clinical reasoning.

Email
b.ellis@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Evans

Dr David Evans

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr David Evans is an expert in musculoskeletal pain. His research interests are broad but are centred around better understanding and measuring disabling pain, with a view to matching the right treatment to the right patients at the right time.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4158187
Email
d.w.evans@bham.ac.uk

Professor Deborah Falla

Professor Deborah Falla

Chair in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy
Director, Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Falla is an expert in rehabilitation science and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Her research utilises state of the art electrophysiological measures to evaluate the control of human movement and how it is affected or adapted in response to various states including pain, injury, fatigue and training. Her research interests also include optimising the management of musculoskeletal ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47253
Email
d.falla@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alessio Gallina

Dr Alessio Gallina

Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Pain and Rehabilitation

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Gallina’s research focuses on neuromuscular adaptation to musculoskeletal pain and rehabilitation. He is specifically interested in understanding whether and how neuromechanical impairments have a role in the onset and maintenance of pain in chronic musculoskeletal disorders. His work combines electrophysiological and biomechanical techniques to study human movement in people with and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47253
Email
a.gallina@bham.ac.uk

Lucy Gardiner

Lucy Gardiner

Teaching Fellow, Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Lucy Gardiner is a teaching fellow in Physiotherapy, within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. She specializes in the cardio-respiratory field.  

Telephone
01214147591
Email
l.e.gardiner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Victoria is a pedagogical researcher in sport, physical activity and health. Her main research area focuses on social media/digital technologies and young people’s health and wellbeing, and she is interested in the professional learning needs of teachers/coaches.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4874
Email
v.a.goodyear@bham.ac.uk

Professor Colin Greaves

Professor Colin Greaves

Professor of Psychology Applied to Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Greaves conducts internationally recognised research on health behaviour change. He develops and evaluates practical interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and to support self-care by people with chronic illnesses.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8061
Email
c.j.greaves@bham.ac.uk

Professor Carolyn Greig

Professor Carolyn Greig

Professor of Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

Carolyn Greig is a physiologist with expertise in muscle health in older age. She is particularly research active in the design and conduct of nutritional and physical activity interventions to maintain functional ability in older adults living with frailty. Carolyn has a number of national and international collaborations and is currently involved in healthy ageing projects in Brazil, Rwanda, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8743
Email
c.a.greig@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Griffiths

Dr Mark Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in Sport Pedagogy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Mark 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 Nicola R Heneghan

Dr Nicola R Heneghan

Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Nicola Heneghan is an expert in musculoskeletal rehabilitation sciences research and postgraduate musculoskeletal/manipulative physiotherapy. Her research is primarily focused to spinal pain and rehabilitation in different populations (trauma, low back and neck pain, athletes etc.) with a specific interest in the thoracic spine pain and dysfunction.  

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8367
Email
n.heneghan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Frank Herold

Dr Frank Herold

Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Science

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr 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

Dr Ned Jenkinson

Dr Ned Jenkinson

Senior Lecturer in Human Movement Sciences

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Ned’s research incorporates a range of techniques including non-invasive brain stimulation, electrophysiological recording, eye-tracking, neuroimaging and behavioural techniques. He uses these techniques to investigate how the brain controls movement and how it allows us to - seemingly effortlessly - learn new motor skills. His research is not only intended to help us understanding how the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7239
Email
n.jenkinson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Maria Kavussanu

Professor Maria Kavussanu

Professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Maria Kavussanu is an expert on morality in sport. In her research, she is trying to understand antecedents and consequences of prosocial and antisocial sport behaviour and has conducted extensive work in understanding and preventing doping in sport. Recently, she has developed moral, interventions to combat doping in athletes and to enhance authentic leadership in coaches.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4112
Email
m.kavussanu@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yu-Chiang Lai

Dr Yu-Chiang Lai

Birmingham Fellow in Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry
Director of Mitochondrial Profiling Centre

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Yu-Chiang is a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and affiliated in the Mitochondrial Profiling Centre (MPC), MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR).   

Yu-Chiang’s group focuses on deciphering the signalling networks that regulate muscle metabolic functions. We ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5315
Email
y.lai.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr François-Xavier Li

Dr François-Xavier Li

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

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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). 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4114
Email
f.x.li@bham.ac.uk

Mr Clive Liles

Mr Clive Liles

Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Clive Liles is programme director for the BSc Physiotherapy (Hons) offered within SportExR. His interests are in the development and implementation of training and education of healthcare professionals, inter-professional learning and professional practice and service development.  

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8606
Email
c.r.liles@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebekah Lucas

Dr Rebekah Lucas

Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Rebekah Lucas is an integrative physiologist who is interested in how exercise and environmental medicine translates to clinical medicine and public health. Her research examines human tolerance and adaptation to physical and environmental stressors, with a particular focus on thermal vascular physiology.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8748
Email
r.a.i.lucas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sam Lucas

Dr Sam Lucas

Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Sam Lucas is an integrative physiologist with a primary research interest in brain health; specifically he is interested in how cerebral blood flow is regulated in health and disease, and the resultant impact on brain function (e.g., neurophysiological and psychological/behavioural responses). His broader interests and expertise are in the areas of exercise and environmental physiology, as ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7272
Email
s.j.e.lucas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hayley MacDonald

Dr Hayley MacDonald

Lecturer in Motor Neuroscience

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr MacDonald’s research focuses on the behavioural, neurophysiological and genetic mechanisms of impulse control i.e. how we control our actions. She is especially interested in how these mechanisms may be influenced by dopamine dysregulation as seen in Parkinson’s disease and other dopamine-related disorders. She utilizes techniques such as non-invasive brain stimulation, genotyping, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7242
Email
h.j.macdonald@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kyriaki Makopoulou

Dr Kyriaki Makopoulou

Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Kyriaki Makopoulou is an expert in examining the complex process of professional learning and in evaluating the impact of large-scale national Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes on both teacher and pupil learning outcomes. She is currently supervising postgraduate research in the fields of physical education (with a focus on the cross-curriculum potential of PE and dance) ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8386
Email
k.makopoulou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eduardo Martinez-Valdes

Dr Eduardo Martinez-Valdes

Lecturer in Spinal and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Eduardo Martinez-Valdes is an expert in electrophysiology. His research utilizes advanced surface electromyography techniques to study the neuromuscular adjustments behind musculoskeletal disorders, exploring exercise interventions which could potentially improve neuromuscular function. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 47253
Email
e.a.martinezvaldes@bham.ac.uk

Dr Craig McAllister

Dr Craig McAllister

Lecturer in Motor Control

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Dr Nicola Middlebrook

Dr Nicola Middlebrook

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Nicola is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a particular interest in pain mechanisms and pain management. Nicola joined the University of Birmingham in 2015 as a Teaching Fellow and a Clinical Tutor in physiotherapy and started her role as a Research Fellow in the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain in April 2020.  

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3089
Email
n.middlebrook@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom E. Nightingale

Dr Tom E. Nightingale

Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Nightingale is an integrative physiologist with an interest in understanding the impact of physical activity on cardiometabolic and cerebrovascular health outcomes in individuals with neurological conditions. Primarily, Tom’s research has focused on the efficacy of therapeutic interventions (exercise and neuromodulation) to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with a spinal ...

Email
t.e.nightingale@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Punt

Dr David Punt

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

David is interested in both cognitive and motor difficulties that can arise following stroke, and how these interact, affecting the way people move and function; he has a particular interest in the neglect syndrome.  David undertakes experimental research that aims to understand related problems arising in stroke survivors and contributes to the development of rehabilitative strategies to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8391
Email
t.d.punt@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mary Quinton

Dr Mary Quinton

Lecturer in Lifestyle Behaviour Change

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Quinton is interested in how positive youth development approaches in sport and community settings improve emotional regulation, social connectedness, and mental well-being in young people. Dr Quinton uses sport psychology and pedagogical theories to understand how young people’s backgrounds and support needs influence their development, engagement, and motivation to learn and perform in ...

Email
m.quinton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jill Ramsay

Programme Director BSc Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 evaluation and design together with ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8607
Email
j.r.e.ramsay@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catarina Rendeiro

Dr Catarina Rendeiro

Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Catarina Rendeiro is a nutritional scientist with an interest in linking molecular, physiological, and cognitive outcomes in response to nutritional interventions. Her research interests include understanding the mechanisms by which plant-derived compounds (particularly flavonoids) and physical exercise can improve both peripheral vascular function and cerebrovascular brain health.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7242
Email
c.rendeiro@bham.ac.uk

Dr Raymond Reynolds

Dr Raymond Reynolds

Senior Lecturer in Motor Control

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 150 research articles, won grants from research councils, charities and industry, collaborated with experts from many other countries, and supervised 30 doctoral students who are now working at universities around the world. ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4275
Email
c.m.ring@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sheeba Rosewilliam

Dr Sheeba Rosewilliam

Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Sheeba Rosewilliam is a lecturer in Physiotherapy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research focuses on goal setting in various areas of rehabilitation and through incorporating goal setting within self-management for community based interventions. Her pedagogical research focusses on patient-centred philosophy and developing these attributes in students.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2910
Email
s.b.rosewilliam@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carolyn Roskell

Dr Carolyn Roskell

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Programme Director MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Carolyn Roskell is the Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Lead in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is committed to providing educational opportunities which enable individuals to maximise their personal and professional potential. Carolyn has published extensive work related to educational and professional development which she has used to develop new programmes at both ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8604
Email
c.a.roskell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Soundy

Dr Andrew Soundy

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Andrew Soundy undertakes research into chronic neurological conditions and severe mental illness. His works looks to combine physical activity with medical sociology and psychology. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8385
Email
a.a.soundy@bham.ac.uk

Dr Afroditi Stathi

Dr Afroditi Stathi

Reader in Active Ageing and Health
Head of Equality and Diversity

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Afroditi Stathi is an expert in the field of the promotion of active and healthy ageing.  She leads a portfolio of international, interdisciplinary research which investigates ways of supporting older people achieving meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes which in turn will help them in living healthier and fulfilling lives.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8489
Email
a.stathi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melrose Stewart

Dr Melrose Stewart

Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Melrose Stewart is a lecturer in the School of Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, TEDx speaker and Chartered Physiotherapist. One of her recent and most ambitious project was her expert role in the remarkably successful Channel 4 television programme, ‘Old people’s Home for 4 year Olds’ in 2017.  Based on her involvement in the programme, she delivered a TEDx ...

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

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 8872
Email
j.thompson.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Toms

Dr Martin Toms

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Dr Toms 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, presented and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8392/+44 (0) 121 415 8285
Email
m.r.toms@bham.ac.uk

Isaak Tyros

Isaak Tyros

Teaching Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Mr Isaak Tyros is a highly-trained physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal rehabilitation sciences. He is involved with teaching musculoskeletal/manipulative physiotherapy at postgraduate level and his research activities are currently focused on spinal conditions and exercise prescription.

Telephone
01214158609
Email
i.tyros@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jet Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Dr Jet Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychology
Director of Graduate Research, College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Jet Veldhuijzen van Zanten’s interdisciplinary research focusses on the influence of behaviour on psychological and physiological health and wellbeing in various populations, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, older adults, and young people.  

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3379
Email
veldhujj@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jasper Verheul

Dr Jasper Verheul

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Jasper is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in biomechanics at the University of Birmingham. His main research interests are in muscle biomechanics, and the biomechanical loading and adaptation of the musculoskeletal system.

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

Dr Alex Wadley

Dr Alex Wadley

Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Alex’s work centres on understanding how exercise can prime the immune system to improve patient responses to treatment and reduce disease activity. Alex has worked with patients with type-1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, chronic kidney disease and obesity to examine the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise in these populations.

Telephone
0121 414 8011
Email
a.j.wadley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gareth Wallis

Dr Gareth Wallis

Associate Professor (Reader) in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition
Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer (School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences)

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Wallis is an Exercise Scientist with major interests in Nutrition and Metabolism. He studies dietary influences on exercise metabolism, with a particular focus on macronutrients and their roles in performance, training adaptation and health.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4129
Email
g.a.wallis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Whitham

Dr Martin Whitham

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Martin Whitham is an integrative physiologist primarily interested in endocrinology and tissue cross-talk in the context of exercise. Since physical activity represents a broad and effective preventative treatment for a host of non-communicable diseases, the main focus of his group’s work is to examine the role small vesicles, exosomes and proteins play in inter-tissue signalling during ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8873
Email
m.whitham@bham.ac.uk

Mr Matthew Willett

Mr Matthew Willett

Lecturer in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Matthew Willett is a lecturer in physiotherapy with a research interest in pain mechanisms, sports medicine, and patient physical activity behaviours. He is the programme lead of the MSc Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football), and contributes to the musculoskeletal teaching across several post graduate programmes offered within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8591
Email
m.j.willett.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Williams

Dr Sarah Williams

Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Coaching Science

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Sarah is internationally known for her work in imagery to enhance performance and wellbeing. She has published over 30 papers related to imagery ability and imagery use. She has a particular interest and focus in using mental imagery to elicit more facilitative appraisals and responses to stress.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 8187
Email
s.e.williams@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sang-Hoon Yeo

Dr Sang-Hoon Yeo

Lecturer in Biomechanics / Motor Control

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Sang-Hoon has an academic and industrial background in mechanical engineering and computer science. He uses techniques in robotics and virtual reality to understand how the brain collaborates with eyes, muscles and bones to coordinate our sensation and movement and is keen to apply the outcomes of research to diagnose and rehabilitate motor diseases and injuries. His current research interest ...

Telephone
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