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Dr Jamie Poolton

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.

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

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

Kacy Mackreth

Kacy Mackreth

Kacy is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Marketing in the Carnegie School of Sport.

Sergio Lara-Bercial

Sergio Lara-Bercial

Sergio is a Reader 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 Positive Youth Development.

Dr Gareth Nicholson

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.

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.

Dan Bates

Dan Bates

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 Fieke Rongen

Dr Fieke Rongen

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

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.

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.
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.

Dr Andy Pringle

Dr Andy Pringle

Andy Pringle is a Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health and is the Research and Enterprise Lead for Physical Activity. He performs teaching and research into the effectiveness of physical activity and health interventions with adults and older adults. He was previously a Senior Health Promotion Specialist working in Primary care and Community settings. he makes a contribution to physical activity policy and practice through a number of international organisations and projects with a responsibility for public health and physical activity.

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 Aarti Ratna

Dr Aarti Ratna

Aarti is a sociologist of race, ethnicity, popular culture and gender. She is known for her anti-racist and feminist theorising, particularly in relation to an analysis of sport and leisure cultures. Her work responds to the contemporary challenges of everyday multiculture, and the politics of national identity and belonging.

She has written about a range of racial and ethnic minority men and women, including those of the South Asian diaspora across different geopolitical contexts.

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 Katherine Dashper

Dr Katherine 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 Daniel Kilvington

Dr Daniel Kilvington

Dr Dan Kilvington is a Senior Lecturer / Course Director in Media, Communication, Cultures. His teaching and research specialism explores 'race', sport and new media.

Richard Partner

Richard Partner

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.

Dr John Allan

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.

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 Ben Jones

Professor Ben Jones

Ben is a Professor of Sports Physiology and Performance. His research has explored various aspects of sports performance and youth sport.

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.

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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