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/+44 (0)121 414 4451
Email
j.thompson.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

Dr Sarah Aldred

Dr Sarah Aldred

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Biochemistry

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr 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 cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7284
Email
s.aldred.1@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

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

Senior Lecturer in Sport 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 sport, exercise, and dance. This work includes moral behaviours that occur on the field of play (e.g., prosocial and antisocial behaviour), as well as those that occur off it (use of performance and cognitive enhancing drugs). Ian’s research has been supported by funding from ...

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

Senior 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 Coaching designed for active coaches, enabling them to combine their coaching practice with ...

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

Dr Victoria Burns

Dr Victoria Burns

Reader in Science Education

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science 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

Professor Doug Carroll

Professor Doug Carroll

Professor of Applied Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

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.

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

Dr Sam Cooley

Dr Sam Cooley

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Sam’s research interests are within the fields of sport and exercise psychology, positive youth development, outdoor adventure education, experiential learning, pedagogy and life skills. His research is typically conducted in an applied setting, from a pragmatist, action research stand point. Sam’s current role as a ‘pracademic’ involves the development, delivery and ...

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

Dr Jennifer Cumming

Dr Jennifer Cumming

Senior Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Dr Alessandro Marco De Nunzio

Dr Alessandro Marco De Nunzio

Senior Research Fellow
Innovation Lead, Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr De Nunzio is a leading expert in the field of Human Motion Analysis and Motor Outcome evaluation.

He finished his Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the age of 23 and at 25 he was already a Postdoc researcher under the supervision of Prof. Marco Schieppati, one of the most famous Neuroscientist in the world. He has a 14 years’ experience in research and clinics in Sensory-Motor ...

Email
a.m.denunzio@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

Dr David W Evans

Dr David W Evans

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr David Evans is a clinician and an expert in musculoskeletal pain. His research interests are broad, but are centred around better understanding 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

Dr Frank Eves

Dr Frank Eves

Reader in Lifestyle Physical Activity

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Professor Deborah Falla

Professor Deborah Falla

Chair in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy
Director and Research Co-Lead, 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 James Fisher

Dr James Fisher

Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Dr Victoria Goodyear

Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Victoria is a pedagogical researcher in physical education and sport pedagogy. Her research focusses on digital technologies and social media in young people’s health and wellbeing, teacher professional development and curriculum innovation, as well as digital methods and ethics. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8390
Email
v.a.goodyear@bham.ac.uk

Dr Carolyn Greig

Dr Carolyn Greig

Reader in Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

Carolyn 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 the design and conduct of nutritional and physical activity interventions to maintain muscle mass and function in older healthy men and women and in frail patient groups. She also has an interest in ...

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

Dr Mark Griffiths

Dr Mark Griffiths

Lecturer in Sport Pedagogy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 Nicola R Heneghan

Dr Nicola R Heneghan

Lecturer, Researcher in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences,
Programme Leader MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy, Independent Prescribing Lead (HCPC)
Education Lead, Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Nicola’s research is at the forefront of enhancing our understanding of the assessment and management of musculoskeletal and spinal pain disorders to inform precision rehabilitation. Within the School we are developing and validating new assessment protocols which offer new opportunities to objectively characterise the presentation of patients presenting with musculoskeletal pain of spinal ...

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

Ms Marianne Hensman

Ms Marianne Hensman

Physiotherapy Teaching Associate

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Marianne Hensman has been a Physiotherapy Teaching Associate 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 neurology on the BSc Physiotherapy course, as well as other core professional skills.

Marianne has a keen interest in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8591
Email
m.y.hensman@bham.ac.uk

Frank Herold

Frank Herold

Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Science

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Philip Hurst

Philip Hurst

Research Associate

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Philip Hurst is a research associate in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation where he is currently undertaking two projects that are commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and International Olympic Committee. His principal research activity is investigating the effectiveness of pyschosocial interventions for doping prevention, with a special focus on young athletes. Both ...

Email
p.hurst@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eva Jaarsma

Dr Eva Jaarsma

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Eva is a Research Fellow with research focusing on disability, sport and/or physical activity and health.

Email
e.jaarsma@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 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 brain controls ...

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

Dr Maria Kavussanu

Dr Maria Kavussanu

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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, the International Olympic Committee, and the World Anti-Doping Agency. She is member of the ESRC Peer Review College, Editor-in-Chief of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychologypublished by the American ...

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

Dr François-Xavier Li

Dr François-Xavier Li

Lecturer in Motor Control and Learning
Admission Tutor
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). He is also Admissions Tutor for the BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

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) Programme course offered within the School. He is also the staff liaison contact for student experience and engagement through staff student committees for all research and taught programmes hosted in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. His interests are in developing and implementing education and ...

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 Kyriaki Makopoulou

Dr Kyriaki Makopoulou

Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 National ...

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

Dr Eduardo Martinez-Valdes

Dr Eduardo Martinez-Valdes

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Eduardo Martinez-Valdes is an expert in neuromuscular exercise physiology. His research utilises advanced surface electromyography techniques to monitor changes in motor unit behaviour in response to training, muscle fatigue and experimentally induced pain.  

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 Andy Philp

Dr Andy Philp

Senior Lecturer in Integrative Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

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 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

Mary Quinton

Mary Quinton

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Mary Quinton is a Research Fellow co-delivering the Mental Skills Training for Life programme within a local youth homeless charity, which aims to promote the self-discovery and development of a range of mental skills, leading to enhanced self-confidence, resilience, and well-being.

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 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

David Rogers

David Rogers

Teaching Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

David Rogers is a physiotherapist who specializes in the biopsychosocial treatment of musculoskeletal pain. He has established combined physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes for patients with persistent low back pain. He is actively involved in clinical research relating to osteoporosis in the ageing spine and works as a teaching fellow at Birmingham University, lecturing to ...

Email
rogersd@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sheeba Rosewilliam

Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Sheeba Rosewilliam is a lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences 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. Apart from her research she ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2910

Dr Carolyn Roskell

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

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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.  

Carolyn is committed to ...

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

Dr Alison Rushton

Dr Alison Rushton

Reader in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences,
Deputy Director and Research Co-Lead, Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine),
School Lead for Postgraduate Taught programmes, Programme Leader MSc Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) programmes

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Alison is Deputy Director and Research Co-Lead of the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine). CPR Spine was established at the University of Birmingham in 2016 following a ~£1M investment awarded to Professor Falla and Dr Rushton. The aim of the Centre is to identify personalised management approaches for spinal pain taking into consideration the multidimensional ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8597
Email
a.b.rushton@bham.ac.uk

Professor Brett Smith

Professor Brett Smith

Professor

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Brett is a leading expert on disability, health, and physical activity. He is also internationally recognised as a methodologist in qualitative research.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7981
Email
smithbs@bham.ac.uk

Dr Thomas P. J. Solomon

Dr Thomas P. J. Solomon

Senior Lecturer
EU Marie Curie Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Thomas Solomon investigates the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, and aims to understand the causes of high blood glucose levels as well as the role of physical activity and exercise in the maintenance of normal blood glucose. To do so, his group uses an integrative bench-to-bedside (“molecule to man”) approach using a combination of in vitro and in vivomodels to examine muscle ...

Email
t.solomon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Soundy

Dr Andrew Soundy

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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 chronic Neurological ...

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

Dr Juliette Stebbings

Dr Juliette Stebbings

Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr Juliette Stebbings is a sport psychology researcher with expertise in the area of coach behaviour, coach and athlete motivation and psychological health, coaching practices, and coach education.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4113
Email
j.stebbings@bham.ac.uk

Dr Melrose Stewart

Dr Melrose Stewart

Lecturer

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Melrose Stewart is a lecturer, Senior Welfare Tutor, Senior Tutor, Physiotherapy Quality Lead and Fitness to Practise Lead in the School of Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is also a Vice President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Her recent and most ambitious project was her expert role in the remarkably successful Channel 4 television programme, ‘Old ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8605
Email
m.stewart@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Toms

Dr Martin Toms

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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, presented and published in ...

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

Mrs Ruth Tubbs

Associate Teacher in Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Ruth spent 10 years in clinical practice as a Physiotherapist working in the UK and Australia. Her clinical interest is in Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2873
Email
r.fraser@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gareth Wallis

Dr Gareth Wallis

Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition

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 Mike White

Dr Mike White

Reader in Exercise Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Professor Anna Whittaker (was Phillips)

Professor Anna Whittaker (was Phillips)

Professor of Behavioural Medicine

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

60 second video iconProfessor Anna C. Whittaker (was 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

Mr Matthew Willett

Mr Matthew Willett

Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Matthew Willett is a Physiotherapy Teaching Fellow 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 undergraduate and post graduate programmes offered within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation ...

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

Hannah Wood

Hannah Wood

Research Associate

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Hannah is a Research Associate on an international Leverhulme project entitled: State Strategies for Leveraging Sports Mega-Events.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2873
Email
h.e.wood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Wright

Dr Rachel Wright

Teaching Fellow (Physiotherapy)

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Rachel Wright is a Teaching Fellow on the Physiotherapy programme in the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences.  Her research involves motion capture to analyse aspects of human movement and balance control.

Email
r.wright.1@bham.ac.uk

Ceri Wynne

Ceri Wynne

Teaching and Research Fellow

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Ceri has an extensive sport and leisure industry background having worked for Sport Wales, swimming and football national governing bodies and local government. Specialisms include anti-doping education, currently engaged in IOC and WADA funded research projects. Engaged in developing the SPCs Olympian project. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5315
Email
c.wynne@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
+44 (0)121 414 8748
Email
s.yeo@bham.ac.uk