Andy Kelly




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Andy is a lecturer, Chartered Physiotherapist and qualified massage practitioner on the BSc (Hons) Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage degree programme having joined the school in 2012 following working in professional rugby union.  Prior to this he worked in multiple different sporting settings, private practice and the NHS.

Within the school he is a personal tutor, employability lead for the course and module leader.

He also contributes to the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine as well as other MSc programmes. Along with the lecturing he has continued to work and consult as a physiotherapist for the Cardiff Centre of Sports and Exercise Medicine as well as NGBs and other sporting organisations. This includes among others GB Rowing, Welsh Hockey, and Welsh Tennis.

Research / Publications

My primary research interests are focused around sporting injuries and the screening / prediction of risk factors that lead to time away from sport. My MSc project examined the shoulder strength of rugby players in their preseason and monitored injury risk over the course of the season. This project has been presented at the BASEM and Rugby Science Network Conferences in 2015.

Teaching and Supervision

I am currently module leader for level 4 Introduction to Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation (ssp 4015), level 6 Work Based Learning (ssp6092) and play an active role in the level 5 Rehabilitation and Sport Injury Module (ssp5063) Together with this I am a level 4 and 6 personal tutor for the SCRaM course. Alongside these roles I work as the employability lead for the SCRaM programme and organise the student work placements in the third year of the degree. With regards the MSc Sport and Exercise medicine I am responsible for the delivering and marking elements of the course content. I am have also been asked on occasions to deliver to students from both the MSc Strength and Conditioning and MSc Performance Analysis courses.

Qualifications and Awards

  • MSc Sports Physiotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation

External Links

  • Health Care Professions Council registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of BASRaT
  • Member of ACPSEM
  • Member of the AACP
  • iCSP moderator of the Sports and Exercise Medicine Network
  • Guest speaker to the Cardiff Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine            


Sporting / Coaching Profile

Working as a physiotherapist I have been very fortunate to work across and with a large number of teams and sports in my career to date. Most notably; GB Rowing, Northampton Saints Rugby, the ECB, England Touch Rugby, Hockey Wales, Welsh Tennis, and British Universities and Colleges sport.