Ashley is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Health.
As a Senior Lecturer within the School of Health, Ashley currently teaches on the BSc and MSc Sports and Exercise Therapy and also MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine programmes. He is involved in all levels of study from 4-7, and currently modules leads on Professional Skills at level 4 and Research Methods at level 5 and 6.
Previous to his work in higher education, Ashley was Head of Academy Medical at Chesterfield Football Club for 7 years, whilst also owning a private sports injury clinic.
Ashley currently delivers on the following modules:
- Spinal Anatomy
- Professional Skills in Sports Therapy Practice
- Assessment of the Athlete
- Evidence Based Rehabilitation in Sport
- Research Methods
- Research and Extended Protocol
Ashley is currently enrolled on a professional doctorate at the University, with his area of interest being 'Muscle function and body position before, during and after injury in male professional football players'. He is currently working towards several publications in football injury audits physiological testing, looking at the relationship between muscle function, asymmetry and injury risk.
Ashley has a particular interest in football related injury epidemiology and the current rehabilitation interventions used to reduce muscle injury in elite football.
Fitzharris N; Jones AD; Francis P (2016) A Prospective Observational Study of Injuries among League of Ireland Football Clubs. In: Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Conference, 6 May 2016, Plymouth.
Jones AD; Rhodes D; Greig M; Gledhill A (2016) A Qualitative Study on the Influences and prescriptions of proprioceptive training within the rehabilitation of lateral ankle ligament injuries in elite soccer. In: Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Conference, 6 May 2016, Plymouth.