School of Sport

 

Sport Education and Coaching

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Alun HardmanNationalism, Patriotism & Sport, cricket, Coaching Practice, Moral Agency, Change Management.    ahardman@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416514
Dr Brendan CropleyExamining the value of, and improving, education and development pathways bcropley@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205038
Dr Kerry HarrisLearning theory, understanding social interaction in sport coaching, coaches’ power and surveillance. Women's Football  KHarris@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417278
Dr Anna BryantHigh quality physical education (PE), physical literacy and young people's engagement in sport  anbryant@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416077
Dr Andy MilesReflective practice and mentoring in sport  apmiles@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416517
Dr Kevin MorganPedagogy in Physical Education and Sport Coaching settings kmorgan@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416586
Christa HaworthAssessment for learning, visual ethnography. chaworth@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416783
Lucy PowerCoach education, workforce development and club development. Expertise in women's Basketball lpower@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Melissa Andersoncommunity sport development and volunteering manderson@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Lucy WheatleyCommunity sport development, links between sport and behavioural change.  lwheatley@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417320
Anna MayesPsychosocial factors that underpin coaches’ effectiveness, the use of reflective practice, how it informs future actions and behaviours and a coaches ability to cope and perform at the business end of sport amayes@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
​Dr Neil Hennessy

​Philosophy of Sport, Sport Coaching, Sport Pedagogy, Sport Officiating

nhennessy@cardiffmet.ac.uk

​07971 967716

​Dr Gethin Thomas​Sports coaching

Welsh Speaker
​glthomas@cardiffmet.ac.uk​02920205540

Sport Peformance and Analysis

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Marianne GittoesBiomedical approach to injury in sport - particular interest in running and gymnastics  magittoes@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920413380
Dr Ian BezodisElite sprinting through the use of musculo-skeletal modelling.  ibezodis@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417245
Dr Karianne BackxExercise and physical activity for people with chronic health conditions. More recently she has focused on the cardiovascular implications of inactivity in both healthy and diseased populations kbackx@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417077
Dr Steve CooperReliability, accuracy and precision of tests and measuring physical fitness and sport performance. smcooper@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205817
Dr Jon OliverChanges that occur during childhood (particularly neuromuscular development),influence on athletic ability & interaction between growth, maturation and training

joliver@cardiffmet.ac.uk

02920417276
Huw WiltshireMultidisciplinary Performance Analysis, Performance Management in High Performance sport, and the use of Feedback within the Analysis and Management of Performance. hwiltshire@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205593
Darrell CobnerTechnology and Information in Sport dmcobner@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417277

Sport and Exercise Science (Biomechanics, Physiology and Health)

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Marianne GittoesBiomedical approach to injury in sport - particular interest in running and gymnastics  magittoes@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Gareth IrwinThe coaching biomechanics interface and Sports medicine and injury girwin@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Ian BezodisElite sprinting through the use of musculo-skeletal modelling.  ibezodis@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417245
Dr Luca LaudaniBiomechanicsllaudani@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Prof Rob ShaveAcute & chronic effects of exercise upon the heart. Examining heart failure, spinal cord injury and cancer survivors and also physiologically “interesting” healthy individuals (e.g. athletes, high altitude natives, pregnant women).  rshave@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205647
Dr Karianne BackxExercise and physical activity for people with chronic health conditions. More recently she has focused on the cardiovascular implications of inactivity in both healthy and diseased populations kbackx@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417077
Dr Anwen ReesPaediatric health, specifically physical activity levels, diet and obesity levels of children and links of risk factors to future disease arees@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Prof Richard TongPhysiological measurement and specifically high intensity intermittent exercise rtong@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416592
Rob MeyersStrength and Conditioning and Physiology of performance within paediatric/ youth populations, and the implementation of Long Term Athletic Development - physiology of tennis performance. rwmeyers@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416505
Dr Mikel MellickAthlete mental health - health and wellbeing in sport  mcmellick@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417257

Sport Psychology

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Kieran KingstonSocial-cognitive approaches to understanding motivation and confidence, the process, and effects of goal setting in sport, sources of confidence, development of a mastery motivational climate in coaching and physical education, coach-athlete relationships, self-determination theory, and the psychology of golf.   kkingston@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417067
Dr Mikel MellickAthlete mental health - health and wellbeing in sport  mcmellick@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417217
Dr Rich NeilResiliency, Stress, Well-being and Performance, Life Skill Development, Leadership, sit stand desks  rneil@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205815

Sport Management

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Andrew EvansSport Management and Development amevans@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205838
Greg DaintySport Management, Enterprise and Squash. Adventure tourism.  gdainty@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205811
Steve OsbourneStrategic and policy planning for sport and leisure, sporting infrastructures, sports development, commercialisation and enterprise in sport.  
John RawlinsSuccess of health and wellbeing initiatives, quality of sport and leisure provision, management of health and safety in sport provisions jrawlins@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416792
​Mark Lowther​Sport Leadership/ High Performance Teams/ Strategy and Change/ Corporate Governance.mlowther@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417076

Sports Culture

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Prof Scott FlemingSport and Leisure Studies  sfleming@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417025
Dr David BrownInterpretive sociological under-standings of the body-self-society relationship in the fields of sport and physical culture dbrown@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920201156
Dr Alun HardmanNationalism, Patriotism & Sport, cricket, Coaching Practice, Moral Agency, Change Management.    ahardman@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416514
Dr Hywel IorwerthNationalism, national identity, cultural representation and the ethical issues associated with commercialisation in sport hiorwerth@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr  Carwyn JonesSports autobiographies, Fan culture crjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417105

Sport Specific Expertise

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Marianne GittoesParticular interest in running and gymnastics  magittoes@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Kerry HarrisWomen's Football  KHarris@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417278
Dr Kieran KingstonGolf  kkingston@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417067
Dr Rich NeilGolf  rneil@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205815
Dr  Carwyn JonesRugby  crjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417105
Rob MeyersTennis rwmeyers@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416505
Alun HardmanCricket  ahardman@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416514
Huw Wiltshire Rugby  hwiltshire@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205593
Joe Towns Sports Journalism / Broadcast Sports TV/ Sport Broadcast Technology/ Sports Journalism/ Sports Rights/ Sports Marketing/ Sports Punditry/ ProductionJTowns@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920416553
Christian Edwards Football  chedwards@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920205848
James ThieRunning - middle and long distance jthie@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920205769