Meet the Sport research team and discover more about their current and previous research
Alice joined Hartpury in 2010 after the successful completion of a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Psychology) at the University of Gloucestershire.
In 2004 Andrew graduated from the University Chichester with a first class honors degree in Sports and Exercise Science. The following year he graduated with a MSc Exercise Physiology. As well as achieving a distinction for his MSc he was also awarded the John Wiley Publishing Prize for Academic Excellence and the National Institute of Biology Top Bioscience Award. Andrew has previously lectured and tutored undergraduate students in BSc Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Chichester and also worked as a research assistant at the leading medial engineering company Deltex Medical Ltd.
Dean graduated from Loughborough University in 1992 after completing a joint honours degree in Physical Education, Sports Science and Social Science, and continued his studies there by completing a postgraduate teaching qualification (PGCE).
Laurence joined Hartpury in 2011 following completion of a PhD investigating the production of topspin in tennis groundstrokes at the University of Central Lancashire.
Laurence has also completed an MSc in Sports Biomechanics from Liverpool John Moores University and a BSc (Hons) Sports Science and a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from the University of Central Lancashire.
Gareth graduated from Swansea University in 2007 with an honours degree in Sports Science. This was followed by completion of an MSc in Sports Science. Gareth completed a PhD at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2012 entitled ‘The effects of a school-based cross-curricular physical activity intervention on cardiovascular disease risk factors in low socioeconomic status adolescents'.
Luciana De Martin Silva is a Programme Manager and Principal Lecturer at Hartpury and is currently in the final stage of her doctoral research at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Luciana completed her MA in Education (Sports Coaching) at the University of Bath in 2007 and a BSc in Physical Education (Qualified Teacher and Bachelor degree) at the University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil) in 2003.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and her research interests evolve around the theoretical and practical facets of Sports Coaching and Physical Education, mainly focusing on sport pedagogy, learning experiences and identity development, and social interaction in coaching and teaching. Luciana is a member of the ‘Teaching, Learning and Scholarship’ committee at Hartpury.
Michael has taught in Higher Education for the last four years, having spent the last two academic years as a senior lecturer and programme manager in the business team at Hartpury College.
Both Michaels teaching and research interests span the field of Sports Management. Prior to joining Hartpury, Michael held a range of positions in the sports industry which reflect his personal interests and enhance teaching. These roles have included sponsorship negotiations, new media marketing campaigns, coaching and team management, volunteering and local sports development projects.
Richard studied for a Higher National Diploma in Sports Science and Health Studies at Solihull College and a BSc Honours Degree at Brunel University, West London in Sports and Exercise Sciences.
Richard has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education at the University of the West of England.
Thomas has an undergraduate degree in Sports Coaching and Conditioning and a post-graduate Masters in Coaching Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching.
Thomas has previously worked for the NHS, managing group dynamics and responsible for the organisational structure and training for new staff.
Sarah joined Hartpury in 2005 having completed an MSc in Sport Psychology with distinction, and a 1st class BSc (hons) degree in Sport and P.E., at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (Cardiff Met).
Victoria studied Sport and Human Movement Studies, specialising in Biomechancics and Performance Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitan University and California State University, USA.Followed by a PGCE in Physical Education and a MSc. in Sport Coaching.
Whilst completing an athletic scholarship James studied towards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Kinesiology and Exercise Science at the University of Texas-Brownsville.
Ben joined Hartpury in 2013 and is currently the Programme Manager for the BSc Sports Conditioning and Injury Management degree. Ben has a vast amount of experience within the applied field of sports performance and has worked with a number of athletes and teams at international, national and amateur level
Sarah gained an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise from University of Gloucestershire in 2004. Following this she embarked a teaching career in FE Sport at Hartpury College. During this time Sarah specialised in anatomy and physiology, and sports injuries.
Stephen obtained a BA (Hons) Psychology from Danbury Management Centre, University of London. As well as working for Hartpury College Stephen is also an external examiner for the institute for Learning.
In 2014, Steven Graduated from the University of Limerick, Ireland, with a degree in Sport and Exercise science. Following on from completing an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise science (Hon), Steven completed a Masters degree in Sports Therapy at the University of Gloucestershire whereby he specialised in assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide spectrum of injuries with exposure to various athletic and non-athletic clinical environments.