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Carnegie School of Sport


Our alumni are now leaders across national and international sport

We are proud that our School’s heritage is built from the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Training, established in 1933. This heritage links us to decades of successful alumni who are now leaders across national and international sport.

We have educated and developed generations of physical education teachers, and now boast a range of subject areas that has grown out of this foundation. These subject areas provide distinctive pathways to meet the requirements of our evolving sport and physical activity industry, and include sport & exercise science, physical activity & health, sport coaching, and sport business. As one of the largest providers of sport in UK higher education, we have a broad range of staff expertise within our school. This supports a strong interdisciplinary approach, which we deploy within our curriculum and research, ensuring a relevant and authentic education for our students.

Our heritage means that our teaching is highly influenced by our research; our staff were ranked 2nd nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, when accounting for research quality and the number of contributing staff. This reflects a culture where our internationally excellent and world-leading academics are delivering innovative, research-led curriculum, ensuring a high quality learning experience. Major strengths within our wide research portfolio include obesity treatment and prevention, physical activity interventions for health, anti-doping policy and practice, professionalisation of sport coaching, and racial and gender equality within sport.

The quality of our staff and students mean we are able to build strong and productive relationships with leading industry organisations, including Public Health England, World Anti-Doping Agency, English Football Association, Rugby Football League, Sports Coach UK and the Ministry of Defence. These partnerships enable us to include high quality practical experience within our education offer, whether that is to undergraduates, postgraduates or those seeking continuing professional development.

Our Academic Team
Dr Andrew Abraham Jeff Abrams Dr Francesco Addesa Dr David Alder John Allan Hayden Allen Sarah Allison Yara Almuhtadi Dr Mauro Andre Maria Antritsou Dr Victoria Archbold Jason Arday Michael Ashford Professor Sue Backhouse Joseph Baker Christopher Balchin Melissa Bargh Dr Matt Barlow Daniel Bates Professor Clive Beggs Timothy Bennett Dr Athanassios Bissas Alistair Black Dr Alexander Bond Emma Boocock Amy Brightmore Kathryn Brook Dr Eric Brymer Dr Ronald Butterly Mathew Butterworth Dr Matthew Campbell Professor David Carless Dr Ben Carrington Robert Charles Dr Nicola Clarke Dr Richard Clements Dr Peter Collins Dr John Connell Belinda Cooke David Cooke Mark Cooke Dr Ian Cowburn Dr Kathryn Curran Andy Smith Joshua DarrallJones Dr Jon Dart Dr Kevin Deighton Lisa Devine Dr Faye Didymus Dr Michelle Dillon Dr Alexander Dinsdale Jennifer Dods LeaCathrin Dohme Kate Donnan Dr Kitrina Douglas Dr Andrew Drake Dr Scarlett Drury Dr Lauren Duckworth James Eaton Dr Stacey Emmonds Dr Kelsey Erickson Abdullah Faruq Lisa Fenwick Panagiotis Ferentinos Dr Julie Fimusanmi Dr Hayley Fitzgerald Dr Stuart Flint Professor Anne Flintoff Sian Foley Jamie French Dr Lisa Gannon Max Garrard Vivienne Gaskin Professor Paul Gately Thomas GeesonBrown Victoria Gilbert Adam Gledhill Helen Gravestock Michael Gray Hannah Greatwood Angela Green Emily Gregg Dr Claire Griffiths Nick Halafihi Dr Brian Hanley Dr Ashley Hardwell Dr Jackie Hargreaves Paul Harlow Helen Heaviside Karen Heeley Mark Helme Dr Mogammat Hendricks Robert Hill Ross Hill Charlotte Hinchliffe Dr Karen Hind Katrina Hinde Gary Hodgson Dr Samantha Holland Dr Adrian Holliday Helen Holmes Neil Holmes Dr Mark Hopkins Mike Hopkinson Michael Hutchinson Maura Hyland Professor Kevin Hylton Matthew Ireton Dr Theocharis Ispoglou Villmore James Andrew Jennings Michael Johnson Susan Jolly Brychan Jones Dr Ben Jones Julia Jones Ruan Jones Dr Gareth Jowett Dr Mariana Kaiseler Dr Christopher Kay Neill Kehoe Cassandra Kilbride Dr Nicky Kime Dr Andrew King Professor Roderick King Sergio Lara-Bercial Dr Brett Lashua Susan Laycock Abigail Lebeter Matt Lees Professor Jonathan Long Elliot Loomes Dr Chris Low Lorena Lozano-Sufrategui Dr David Lunn Professor John Lyle Kacy Mackreth Peter Mackreth Dr Anthony Maher Dr Andrew Manley Jamie Matu Gareth McCormick Nicola McCullough Professor Jim McKenna Stephen McKeown Christopher Meek Dr Michelle Mellis Dr Claire Minshull Tom Mitchell Alison Morby David Morby Louise Morby Dr Gareth Morgan Helen Morris Rhys Morris Stuart Moss Bob Muir Eoin Murray John Myers Victoria Myers Dr Gareth Nicholson James Nobles Dr Leanne Norman Julian North Paul Ogilvie Professor John O'Hara Dr LisaAnn OKeeffe Lauren O'Mahoney Dr Carol Osborne Dr Matthew Pain Janine Partington Kristina Paterson Robert Paterson Dr Laurie Patterson Suzanne Peacock Dr Renan Petersen-Wagner Dr Ladislav Petrovic Padraic Phibbs Martha Phillips Katie Pickering Dr David Piggott Lysander Pollitt Dr Jamie Poolton Dr Bastian Popp Andrew Potterton Danielle Powell Dr Oliver Price Dr Andy Pringle Dr Tom Quarmby Dr Duncan Radley Dr AJ Rankin-Wright Dr Aarti Ratna Dale Read Nicola Reeve Dr Ian Richards Ronald Richards Craig Richardson Martin Rivett Craig Robertson Stephen Robson Gregory Roe Dr Fieke Rongen Peter Rowley Dr Zoe Rutherford Myles Rutherford Thomas Sawczuk Sean Scantlebury Professor Ernest Schilders Ross Shand Oliver Shannon William Shaw Nicola Sides Vikki Slee Debbie Smith Clive Smythe Professor Andrew Sparkes Sarah Squires Helen Staff Kristofer Stafford Dr Nick Stanger Dr Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou Christopher Stewart Dr Annette Stride George Sutcliffe Louise Sutton Spencer Swain Bengamin Taylor Claire Taylor Dr Jason Tee Raymond Thomson Shane Thurlow Dr Kevin Till Mick Totten Costas Tsakirides Dr Catherine Tucker Lee Tucker Professor Stephen Wagg Barney Wainwright Dr Beccy Watson Jonathon Weakley Thomas Weal Dr Lisa Whitaker Sarah Whitehead Dr Paul Widdop Dr Emily Williams Dr Toni Williams Dr Oliver Wilson Ricky Wilson Christopher Wolsey Phillippa Wood Professor David Woods Stephen Zwolinsky

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Upcoming Events

Feb 2

Carnegie Conversations: The Biggest Public Health Problem in the 21st Century

Steven is a Retired Professor from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina and his lecture will explore the decline of physical activity over the last few decades and its impact on public health.

Feb 15

Carnegie Conversations: Rebuilding British Race Walking in Leeds

Carnegie School of Sport academic staff explore the story of the National Centre for Race Walking and how since April 2013 the focus of support has moved from individual athletes to coach development.

Feb 21

Carnegie Conversations: Changing Lives Through Sport

Leeds based agency, Brass, will discuss the work they did with Leeds Rhinos Foundation to increase sponsorship and awareness for the cause – and won in the ‘Not for Profit’ category at CIM Northern Awards 2016.

Mar 2

Carnegie Conversations: Managing diet and exercise with type 1 diabetes

Matthew Campbell, Senior Lecturer and a panel of guest speakers discuss Managing diet and exercise with type 1 diabetes: What you need to know

Mar 12

The Carnegie Adolescent Rugby Research (CARR) Conference: Applying Research into Practice

The aim of the 2nd annual CARR Conference is to share this cutting edge research to enhance the practical applications of this work with a range of practitioners including coaches, strength and conditioning staff and sport scientists working with youth athletes.

Jun 17

Inaugural Carnegie School of Sport Campus Reunion

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