Search results for 'Sport' (30)
Dr Adam Gledhill
Adam is a Course Director: Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. He is also a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), a Chartered Scientist and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.
Dr Gareth Nicholson
Dr Gareth Nicholson is Course Leader for the Postgraduate Sport & Exercise Biomechanics and Sport & Exercise Science courses within the School of Sport.
Gareth completed his PhD research at Leeds Beckett University titled "The Acute and Chronic Effects of Manipulating Set Structure on Maximal Strength Development" supervised by Dr Athanassios Bissas and Dr Theocharis Ispoglou. In 2007 Gareth obtained a 1st class honours degree in Sport & Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University and went on to gain an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University. Gareth previously worked at Leeds Trinity University as a Lecturer in Biomechanics & Performance Analysis before returning to Leeds Beckett University in September 2014.
Dr Daniel Kilvington
Dan's research interests include anti-racism, social media and sport. His book 'Sport and Discrimination' draws on examples from football, rugby, cricket, tennis, climbing, the Olympics and the Paralympics to explore racism, sexism, homophobia, disability and the role of the media in both perpetuating and tackling discrimination in sport.
Dr Abdullah Faruq
Abdullah's academic and professional expertise lies in the area of sport marketing and management. He started his career in 2003 as the first ever Commercial Executive of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). During his tenure with BCB, Abdullah brought in several long-term sponsor partners for BCB to support the development of cricket from grass-root to the senior level. Besides securing long-term sponsor partners, Abdullah also negotiated several successful sponsor bids for international home cricket tours hosted by Bangladesh.
Dr Jamie Poolton
Jamie aims to inform the practice of optimising skill acquisition. His research has captured expert performance characteristics, investigated skill failure and examined alternative skill learning interventions. The findings are discussed across our Sports Coaching degrees and with our external partners.
After a clinical career in the NHS and professional sport as a physiotherapist, Richard joined Leeds Beckett University in 2013 teaching across physiotherapy and sports therapy programmes and setting up the sports and exercise medicine MSc programme.
Dan Weaving is a Lecturer in Sports Performance in the Carnegie Applied Rugby Research Centre and Lead Sport Scientist at Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club.
Dr Fieke Rongen
Senior lecturer in Sports Coaching within the Carnegie School of Sport.
Cassie is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences. Her background in musculoskeletal and sports Physiotherapy enables her involvement across numerous programmes in the University to include Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Sports Medicine.
Dan is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development, with a teaching and research focus in community sport development. His work is informed by critical social theory and explores the potential of community-based sport programmes for social change.
Dr Alexander Bond
Alexander is currently Course Leader for the MSc Sport Business Management course.
Dr Andrew Manley
Andrew is a Principal Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology. He also works as a Practitioner Sport and Exercise Psychologist supporting athletes and coaches from a range of sports and backgrounds.
Professor Ben Jones
Ben is a Professor of Sports Physiology and Performance. His research has explored various aspects of sports performance and youth sport.
Dr Katherine Dashper
Kate Dashper is Reader and Director of Research Degrees in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her research applies a critical sociological lens to examine practices of work and leisure, particularly focusing on gender issues and interspecies encounters.
Dr Kevin Till
Kevin Till is a Professor of Athletic Development within the Sports Coaching Group in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University. Kevin contributes to research, PhD supervision, teaching and project management combining his academic expertise with his practical experience to enhance applied research within the fields of athletic development, strength and conditioning, coaching and sport science.
Dr Leanne Norman
Leanne is a Professor of Sport and Sociocultural Studies and Director of the Research Centre for Social Justice in Sport and Society within the Carnegie School of Sport. Her research utilises a critical sociological lens to examine sport organisational and coaching cultures to address gender equity and diversity within sport coaching workforces.
Nicky is a Leeds Beckett University scholarship PhD student, at the Carnegie School of Sport, working on a realist evaluation of a coach education, learning and development programme.
Richard SimpsonRichard is a current PhD student in sport and exercise psychology within the Carnegie School of Sport. He is also an associate lecturer and staff team member for the level four 'Human Behaviour in Sport and Exercise Module'. Richard engages in project work as a Research Assistant within the same department, and has intentions in training towards accreditation as a sport and exercise psychologist. In addition, Richard is a committee member of the DSEP Northern Applied Hub, and is currently the project lead for the Hub's 'Talking Psych' Podcast.
Dr Theocharis Ispoglou
Dr Theocharis Ispoglou, PhD, MSc, PGCHE, SFHEA, is a Reader at Leeds Beckett University. Theocharis has a keen interest and expertise in studying the effects of nutritional and exercise interventions as a means to optimise human performance.
Dr Thomas Fletcher
Dr Thomas Fletcher is Reader within the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Tom is an interdisciplinary applied sociologist with particular interest in equality and diversity, social justice, families and fatherhood. He is committed to social justice and believes in the potential for academic work to be transformative, especially to the lives of those most vulnerable.Tom is especially concerned with how whiteness is manifest, performed, and its privileges sustained throughout all levels of society.
Dr Tom Quarmby
Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education (PE) and Sport Pedagogy. His research explores the role of sport and PE for youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds, specific care experienced children and young people.
Dr Gareth Jones
Dr Gareth Jones is the Course Director for the MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine and MSc Sports & Exercise Therapy programs within the School of Clinical & Applied Sciences.
Dr John Allan
John is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Outdoor Education (OE). As an academic and outdoor practitioner, he leads undergraduate courses and modules on Masters programmes in OE. His area of research centres on positive psychology and resilience building through adventure.
Kacy is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Marketing in the Carnegie School of Sport.
Professor Jim McKenna
Jim McKenna is Carnegie Professor of Physical Activity and Health and Head of the Active Lifestyles Research Centre in the Carnegie Faculty.
Professor Sue Backhouse
Sue is the Director of Research for Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism, leading our REF2021 submission. Sue is an interdisciplinary academic serving as a Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Nutrition in the Carnegie School of Sport.
Sergio is a Reader in Sport Coaching. A former Team GB coach Sergio has extensive international experience in the development and evaluation and coach education systems. He has also conducted research into High Performance Coaching and Positive Youth Development. Sergio is the director of the globally acclaimed iCoachKids project.
Mike Hopkinson is lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science and Sport Performance courses.
Mike currently is conducting a PhD on tackle injury mechanisms in rugby league and also works as head of performance analysis for England Korfball. Mike has previously worked as a Graduate teaching assistant at Leeds Beckett, a biomechanics research asisstant at University of Central Lancashire and a strength and conditioning coach at Bradford Bulls Academy.
Dr Francesco Addesa
Francesco is a Senior Lecturer for the BA in Sport Business Management course at Leeds Beckett University. His main fields of interest are Sport Economics and Sport Management.