Neil Holmes, Senior Lecturer

Neil Holmes

Senior Lecturer

Neil has been at Leeds Beckett since 2003. He currently lectures on Sports Coaching and has worked with many professional organisations across a number of sports and hold multiple coaching qualifications with over 25 years of experience of Sports Coaching.

Neil has taught across a number of courses within the school of sport; BA Physical Education, BSc Sports Science, BSc Sports Performance and currently BSc Sports Coaching. His main area of expertise is within Athletic Performance and how to Coach and teach with a physical education setting.

Neil is a qualified Level 3 Athletics Coach and has worked with Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Leeds Carnegie and Bradford City FC, with responsibility for improving Human Performance. He has been involved in coaching and teaching from grassroots to elite level for over 25 years. He has worked with athletes across multiple sports appearing and winning at county/national and global championships. He enjoys helping to develop the coaches and teachers of tomorrow and aspires to foster a life long love of sport and health.

Current Teaching

  • Bsc Sports Coaching Senior Lecturer
  • Coaching Practice 1 Module Leader
  • Strength & Conditioning L5 Module Leader
  • Coaching Pedagogy Tutor
  • Pediatric Physiology Tutor

Research Interests

Neil's current research interests are mainly within the field of Strength and Conditioning and in particular the young performance athlete. He is also working with Leeds City Council with The Change 4 Life project which will have an impact across the entire city with interventions in every primary school, this will lead to research projects to measure the success of the work in engaging children in a healthy lifestyle.

Neil Holmes, Senior Lecturer