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Senior Teaching Fellow in Strength and Conditioning


I joined the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth in October 2018, from working as a practitioner in the discipline of applied of sports science and strength and conditioning. These roles have included leading an academy sports science programme at a Premier League football club, as well as various strength and conditioning positions across professional football. Previous to my roles in football, I worked within tennis at a LTA International High Performance Centre in Hertfordshire. I completed my post-graduate MSc in Strength and Conditioning in 2014 from Middlesex University.

Alongside my academic role, I am an active practitioner, most recently leading the university scholar strength and conditioning programme, working with a variety of national and international level athletes. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach across MSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation, and BSc Sport and Exercise Science within the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

  • Module Coordinator - Strength and Conditioning Practice (L7)
  • Module Coordinator - Strength and Conditioning Development (L7)
  • Strength and Conditioning for Sport, Exercise and Health (L5) 
  • UG and PG research projects 

Research Interests

I am currently undertaking research as part of a Professional Doctorate, exploring interventions HE Institutions can implement to increase the employability, retention and attainment of under-represented demographics within strength and conditioning. I supervise both UG and PGT research projects within the discipline of strength and conditioning including: 

  • Velocity-based training
  • Cueing for olympic weighlifting
  • Electromyography across gym-based movements
  • Strength, power and speed relationships

Education/Academic qualification

DProf, Gender Diversity of Strength and Conditioning Coaches


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE

MSc, Strength and Conditioning, Middlesex University

BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Science, Middlesex University

External positions

Head of Strength and Conditioning, University of Portsmouth Sport


Senior Academy Sports Scientist, Swansea City Associated Football Club


Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine, Peterborough United Football Club


Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach, Queens Park Rangers Football Club


Strength and Conditioning Coach, Athletic Performance Academy



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