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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


​07971 967716

​Dr Gethin Thomas​Sports coaching

Welsh Speaker

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


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/ Production JTowns@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920416553
Christian Edwards Football  chedwards@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920205848
James ThieRunning - middle and long distance jthie@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920205769

Health Sciences

Food Science and Technology

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Vitti AllenderFood science technology vallender@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920416446
Dr Ara KanekanianFood Preservation Technology, Chemical Analysis of Foods, Food Biotechnology, Nutritional Therapy, New Product Development, Dairy Technology and Raw Food Materials akanekanian@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416449
Katherine GallimoreFood habits, food composition tables, professional skills, communication/teaching skills and clinical dietetics, namely diabetes. KGallimore@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205675
Andrew CurninFood Safety  ADCurnin@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920416854
David LloydZero to Five: Food Industry Centre. Please contact David for all food industry related requests.  dclloyd@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920201194
Huw EvansLaw and related areas on the Health & Social Care, Environmental Health and Food Science & Technology hdevans@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920416887

Nutrition and Dietetics

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Alison NichollsHuman Nutrition and Dietetics ANicholls@cardiffmet.ac.uk  
Dr Ruth FairchildHuman Nutrition rfairchild@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416442
Hilary WickettPublic Health Nutrition hwickett@uwic.ac.uk02920416877
Rhiannon HarrisNutrition rharris@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416884

Speech and Language

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Calum DelaneySpeech and language Therapy - fluency disorders and clinical and academic assessment. Cdelaney@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416881
Dr Robert MayrPhonetic and phonological acquisition in monolingual, bilingual and multilingual children, Second-language speech perception and production, First language attrition of speech, Normal and disordered speech rmayr@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417291
Hannah PlumptonSpeech sound disorders and language impairment, adults with a persisting developmental language impairment hplumpton@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417287
Kate Tuckerspeech and language therapy. Aphasia. Stroke. ktucker@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416879

Biomedical Science

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Prof. Jorge D. ErusalimskyRelationship between ageing and cardiovascular diseases for over fifteen years, modulation of vascular cell senescence by stress-response proteins and on biomarkers of vascular ageing jderusalimsky@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416853
Prof. Rose CooperMicrobiology of wounds, mode of action of manuka honey on antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria isolated from infected and chronic wounds, such as MRSA. rcooper@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416845
Dr Rebecca AichelerImmunologyraicheler@cardiffmet.ac.uk0292016641
Prof. Ken JonesMucus secretion by bronchial epithelial cells:  asthma and chronic bronchitis. inflammatory pulmonary disease. Genetic influences & clinical patterns in peanut allergy. kpjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Keith MorrisPathophysiology of inflammatory disease and its regulation kmorris@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416871
Dr Richard WebbDiabetes and Metabolic Health, inflammatory aspects of diabetes and its cardiovascular complications,  cytotoxicity subsequent to cellular exposure rwebb@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205559
Dr Rachel AdamsRole of white cells in decreased blood flow, Interactions between white blood cells and the vascular endothelium, peripheral vascular disease, aortic surgery, venous disease and diabetes Radams@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416839
Dr Shelly-Ann EvansCirculation of blood, inflammatory and circulatory disorders, and environmental influences on haemorheology. Investigation of endothelial dysfunction in thyroid disease saevans@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416837
Dr Sally HicksCellular Pathology, diagnostic value of measuring cytokines in cervical screening samples, effects of components of honey on several cell types involved in wound healing. shicks@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416848
Karin JonesLaboratory Investigation of disease, Toxicological Pathology  kjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Julia Rey-NoresThe response of the innate immune system to activation by pathogens. Modulation of the immune response by soluble CD14, Pattern recognition receptors: Toll-like receptors jreynores@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416842
Dr Neil RushmereAgeing and the control of the Cell Cycle, Anti-sense expression technologies, cellular and Genetic Mechanisms of Dietary Health Benefits, Carcinogenesis and Immunoevasion of Tumours  nrushmere@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920201145
Dr Peter J WatkinsEffect of mild exercise on inflammatory markers in sedentary individuals. Pwatkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416825
Dr Barry McDonnellVascular physiology research -vascular aging in different pathophysiologies (e.g. diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and hypertension) and the importance of exercise. bmcdonnell@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416827
Dr Sarah MaddocksMedical microbiology,  biofilm models to ascertain the effect of individual host environmental stimuli smaddocks@cardiffmet.ac.uk.ac.uk02920205607
Delia RipleyAcute phase protein called Hepcidin, and its role in infection and immunity dripley@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205616
Dr Maninder AhluwaliaAnti-inflammatory actions of a group of antidiabetic drugs, regulation of megakaryocyte biology and the mechanisms behind the action of anagrelide, a drug used for its platelet lowering actions mahluwalia@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205924
Dr James PearsonMacro/microvascular coupling in health and disease, Thermovascular physiology, Blood pressure regulation, Cardiovascular control during simulated haemorrhage jpearson@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Katie ThirlawayLung cancer susceptibility, cystic fibrosis and physical activity, genetic explanations of type 2 diabetes &risk, prevention and treatment, work related stress, identifying high risk breast cancer sufferers kthirlaway@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416328
Rowena JenkinsAbility of honey to kill antibacterial resistant bacteria. antimicrobial resistance, novel antimicrobial agents and their role in combating microbial infection, particularly in chronic infections.  rojenkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205996
​Lowri Mainwaring​Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome in particular 
the impact of diet and exercise on this condition.
Laboratory medicine; diagnostic lab testing; 
developments in screening and diagnostics.
Endocrine base disorders.
Professional practice and healthcare regulation (HCPC).

Welsh speaker.



NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Professor Robert WilliamsDental Technology and Innovation RJWilliams@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Jeff LewisOrthodontics, Prosthodontics  jlewis@cardiffmet.ac.uk 


NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Tina AlwynClinical psychology, psychology therapies, substance abuse, high risk therapies, gender role and outcomes with alcohol misuse treatment. Mental health talwyn@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417126
Dr Andy WattTheories of criminal behaviour, Schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder, Cytopathology awatt@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416923
Dr Daniel HeggsSocial psychology, family bonds in imprisoned men, motivation in prison based activity, influence of trust when communication health risks.  dheggs@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417019
Dr Caroline LimbertOccupational psychology, work place health and wellbeing, psychometric testing, eating behaviour and disorder, job satisfaction in the military climber@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416009
Dr Jenny MercerSocial psychology, women who choose not to have children, cystic fibrosis, benefits of gardening for stress, relatives of someone with dementia, mood disorder jmercer@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416862
Dr Joselyn SellenForensic Psychology, psychological vulnerabilities, criminal minds, reoffenders employability  jsellen@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417127
Dr Darren WalkerProspective memory​ (remembering to do things) and executive functioning in young, old and brain-damaged adults.   dwalker@cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Dr Debbie ClaytonLifestyle psychology, healthy ageing and the role of socially engaging leisure activities. dclayton@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417057
Mr Michael DunnCognitive Neuroscience, brain cognition, speech and language, evolutionary basis of attraction/attractiveness and human mating/sexual behaviour. mdunn@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417323
Dr Paul HewlettPsychology,  lifestyle behaviours, stress and stress management, psychological stress and diet on oxidative stress and inflammation, and motivation  phewlett@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416876
Dr Nick PerhamLinks with background music and effectiveness, cognitive tasks, office and call centre noise, reducing excessive drinking, auditory distraction,  nperham@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416255
Nicola BowesForensic Psychologist, violent offending. Rape, child abuse,  risk assessment of violent offenders and exploring how more effective interventions nbowes@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920201169

Housing and Social Care

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Joanne AubreyHealth and Social Care jaubrey@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416058
Marc FuryHousing mfury@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416214
Liz HayesHousing, community, engagement in the community, housing policy Lhayes@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416822
Dave MillerHealth and social care, children's homes, fostering systems.  dmiller@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416815
Jane MuddApplied community sciences jmudd@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416823
Amanda ProtheroeHousing, gov funded house, renting, gov initiatives aprotheroe@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920415963
Sarah ThomasSocial work slthomas@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416843
Rose O'DriscollSocial Care rodriscoll@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920201572
Huw EvansLaw and related areas on the Health & Social Care, Environmental Health and Food Science & Technology hdevans@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416887
​Janet Beauchamp​Chartered Town Planner, Urban Design, Housing. jbeauchamp@cardiffmet.ac.uk​02920416294


NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Jane LewisPodiatry. Diabetes.  jealewis@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416865
Dr Sarah CurranFoot function and patellofemoral joint pain, Footwear and lower limb function, Sports injuries/rehabilitation (lower limb) scurran@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920417221

Complementary Therapies

NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Judith WhatleyReflexology, Complementary therapies jwhatley@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920205613


NameArea of ExpertiseEmailPhone Number
Dr Peter SykesOccupational risks posed to worker's exposed to dust and bioaerosols in the waste treatment industry psykes@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416831
George KaraniPoverty related diseases, Emergency preparedness and response, Traffic accidents, Environmental radiation, malaria gkarani@cardiffmet.ac.uk02920416855