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Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Gareth is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, teaching BSC & MSc Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy.

Sergio Lara-Bercial

Sergio Lara-Bercial

Sergio is a Senior Research Fellow in Sport Coaching. A former Team GB coach in Basketball, Sergio has extensive international experience in the development and evaluation and coach education systems. He has also conducted research into High Performance Coaching and Youth Development.

Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Deborah Smith is a registered nutritionist providing nutrition support to players at Yorkshire Carnegie and Leeds Rhinos, whilst studying a PhD in dietary requirements for adolescents. Additionally Deborah delivers seminars on sport and exercise science modules.

Dr Gareth Nicholson

Dr Gareth Nicholson

Dr Gareth Nicholson joined Leeds Beckett in September 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics. His research interests are in the measurement and development of strength and power.

Nicola McCullough

Nicola McCullough

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc in Sport Event Management at Leeds Beckett University. Before moving into higher education, Nicola had a successful career in international event management and sports consultancy for a range of national and international organisations.

Katie Pickering

Katie Pickering

Dr Fieke Rongen

Dr Fieke Rongen

Senior lecturer in Sports Coaching within the Carnegie School of Sport.

Dr Theocharis Ispoglou

Dr Theocharis Ispoglou

Theocharis first joined the University to complete an MSc award. For the period 2001-2005, apart from working on his PhD, Theocharis was employed as part-time lecturer, research and technical support assistant. Since 2005, Theocharis has been employed as full-time academic.

Professor David Carless

Professor David Carless

David is a Professor in Narrative Psychology in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. His research explores psychological wellbeing, mental health and identity development in physical activity and sport-related contexts.
Professor Kevin Hylton

Professor Kevin Hylton

Kevin Hylton is Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education. He is also Head of the Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. His research focuses on the nature and extent of 'race', racism and racialisation in sport, leisure and education.

Dr Andrew Manley

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.

Dr Andy Pringle

Dr Andy Pringle

Research, PhD supervision and teaching in the implementation and evaluation of physical activity and public health interventions, including interventions with hard-to-engage groups.

Dr Lisa Whitaker

Dr Lisa Whitaker

Dr Whitaker is a Research Officer in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. Her primary research interests are in the area of behaviour change and anti-doping. Doping prevention is the key focus of Lisa's current research.

Dr Kate Dashper

Dr Kate Dashper

Kate specializes in the social and cultural aspects of sport, leisure and events. She has expertise in relation to gender and equality, and in researching encounters between human and nonhuman animals in a variety of sport, leisure and event spaces.

Dr Kelsey Erickson

Dr Kelsey Erickson

Dr Kelsey Erickson is a Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University. Her primary research interest is the social psychology of doping in sport. Her PhD research was titled "Doping in Sport: a cross-national (US and UK) analysis of track and field athletes".

Dr Kevin Till

Dr Kevin Till

Dr Kevin Till is a Reader in Athlete Development within the Sports Coaching Group at Leeds Beckett University. Kevin contributes to research, PhD supervision, teaching and project management combining his academic expertise with his practical experience within to enhance applied research within the fields of strength and conditioning, coaching and sport science.

Professor Sue Backhouse

Professor Sue Backhouse

Susan Backhouse is Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Nutrition and Head of the Centre for Sports Performance in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. Susan is renowned for her research on the social psychology of doping in sport.

Professor Ben Jones

Professor Ben Jones

Ben completed his BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD at Leeds Beckett University, before becoming a Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Physiology. His main areas of teaching and research are physiology and nutrition for sports performance.

John Allan

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.

Dr Daniel Kilvington

Dr Daniel Kilvington

Daniel’s research interests include anti-racism, social media and sport. He has published a number of books including Race, Racism and Sports Journalism (2012) and Sport, Racism and Social Media (2014) and Sport and Discrimination (2016). He is the founder of Creating and Developing Coaches, a networking event which aims to achieve inclusion among under-represented football communities. He is trustee of the community cohesion charities the Zesh Rehman Foundation (ZRF) and the Annie Zaidi Foundation, and has worked with organisations such as the FA, Kick It Out and Leeds United FC.    

Dr Tom Quarmby

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.

Professor Jim McKenna

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.

Dr Peter Francis

Dr Peter Francis

Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Rehabilitation Science.

Dr Leanne Norman

Dr Leanne Norman

Leanne is a Reader within the Carnegie School of Sport. Her research utilises a critical sociological lens to examine the culture of coaching to address gender equality and provide evidence for the need to diversify the coaching workforce.

Dr Adam Gledhill

Dr Adam Gledhill

Adam is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He also works as a sport scientist supporting athletes, coaches and parents from a range of sports and backgrounds.

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