Professor Richard Tong

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Dean of School

Telephone number: 02920 416592
E-mail address: rtong@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Richard is a Professor of Sport & Exercise Science and Dean of the Cardiff School of Sport. He has made a significant contribution to the development of Sport & Exercise Science, both nationally and internationally, working for the Higher Education Academy, Quality Assurance Agency, the British Association of Sport Sciences and the University of Wales.

He has served as an advisor/assessor, external examiner and validation panel member/chair in over 40 different universities. Richard is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a BASES Fellow and became a National Teaching Fellow in 2011.

Research / Publications

Initially my research interests were focused around physiological measurement and specifically high intensity intermittent exercise. More recently, my research has focused on learning and teaching, specifically student support and the student learning experience.

Learning and Teaching Publications

Aldous, D., Mile, A P. and Tong, R. J. (2015). Teaching and Learning Issues in the Discipline of Sport and Exercise Sciences: An Higher Education Academy funded Project. Pp 1-17.  

Winsley, R and Tong, R. J. (2015). Teaching and Learning in Sport-related Subjects: In A Handbo​ok for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. (Eds. Fry, H., Ketteridge, S. and Marshall, S.), London: Routledge, pp. 376-390.

Anderson, M. Wheatley, L. Wall, M. and Tong, R. J. (2011). Formalised student volunteering opportunities – impact in sport development and coaching: In Enhancing Graduate Impact in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism. (Eds. P. Kemp and R. Atfield), Newbury: Threshold Publ. pp. 142-152.

Kemp, P. Atfield, R, and Tong, R. J. (2010). Enhancing Learning through Assessment in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism. Newbury: Threshold Publ.

Neil, R. Wilson, K. and Tong, R. J. (2010). Assessment and electronic submission to enhance student learning in sport related research: In Enhancing Learning through Assessment in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism. (Eds. P. Kemp, R. Atfield and R.J. Tong), Newbury: Threshold Publ. pp. 101-111.

Thomas, O. and Tong, R. J. (2010). Reflections on co-ordinating Dissertations: A focus upon Assessment Criteria, Marking and Moderation: In Enhancing Learning through Assessment in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism. (Eds. P. Kemp, R. Atfield and R.J. Tong), Newbury: Threshold Publ. pp 42-52.

Physiological References

Tong, R (2013). Activity profile during action time in national silat competition. Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 2013; 4(1): 81-86

Brown, P.I., Hughes, M.G. and Tong, R.J. (2008). The effects of warm-up on repeated sprint ability using a non-motorised treadmill. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22, 3, 801-808.

Brown, P.I., Hughes, M.G. and Tong, R.J. (2007). Maximum oxygen uptake is related to repeated sprint ability using non-motorised treadmill ergometry. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 47, 2, 186-190.

Miles, A.P. and Tong, R.J. (2007). 'Sport medicine for coaches': In R.L. Jones, M. Hughes and K.Kingston (eds.). An introduction to sports coaching. London: Routledge.

Tong, R.J. and Wiltshire, H.D. (2007). 'Rugby union': In Winter, E.M, Jones, A. M., Davidson, R., Bromley, P.D. and Mercer, T. H. (eds), Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines, The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide: Volume I: Sport Testing. Oxon: Routledge, pp. 262-71.

Hughes, M.G., Doherty, M., Tong, R.J., T. Reilly and Cable, N.T. (2006). Reliability of repeated sprint activity in non-motorised treadmill ergometry. InternationalJournal of Sports Medicine, 27, 900-904.

Brown, P.I., Hughes, M.G. and Tong, R.J. (2005). VO2max is related to repeated sprint ability using non-motorised treadmill ergometry. BASES Student Conference, Aberystwyth.

Grimshaw, P.N. Giles, A., Tong, R.J. and Grimmer K. (2002). Lower back pain and elbow injuries in golf. Sports Medicine, 32, 1-12.

Nightingale, A.K., James, P.E., Morris-Thurgood, J., Harrold, F., Tong, R.J., Jackson, S. K., Cockcroft, J.C., and Frenneaux, M.P. (2001). Evidence against oxidative stress as mechanism of endothelial dysfunction in methionine loading model. American Journal of Physiology, 280, 1334-1339.

Tong, R.J., Bell, W., Ball, G. and Winter, E.M. (2001). Reliability of power output measurements during repeated treadmill sprinting in rugby players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 19, 289-297.

Palmer, A. Potteiger, J., and Nau, K and Tong, R.J. (1999). A 1-day maximal lactate steady-state assessment protocol for trained runners. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 31, 9, 1336-1441.

Tong, R.J. and Mayes, R.M. (1997). The effect of pre-season training on the physiological characteristics of international rugby players. In Science and Football III (eds. Reilly, T., Bangsbo, J. and Hughes, M.) London: E. and F.N. Spon, pp. 98-102.

Tong, R.J. and Wood, L. (1997). A comparison of upper body strength in collegiate rugby players. In Science and Football III (eds. Reilly, T., Bangsbo, J. and Hughes, M.) London: E. and F.N. Spon, pp. 16-20.

Herbert, P. and Tong, R.J. (1996). A comparison of the positional demands of wingers and backrow forwards using movement analysis and heart rate telemetry. In Analysis of Sport I and II (ed. Hughes, M.). Cardiff: UWIC, Centre for Notational Analysis. Pp. 24-30.

Tucker, I.M. and Tong, R.J. (1995). Aerobic Fitness of Welsh school children. In The Child in Sport (ed. Ring, F.J.). London: E. and F.N. Spon, pp. 56-63.
          

Teaching and Supervision

I have delivered physiology modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervised up to PhD. However, I no longer deliver any direct teaching due to my management commitments at the university.

PhD Completions

Nazim Mohamed. (2012). Physiological development and trainability of Youth Silat Performers. Student registered at UWIC and co-supervised by Dr Peter O'Donoghue and Dr Jon Oliver.

Ceri Diss. (2011). The effect of aging on the mechanics of male masters running gait. Student registered at UWIC and co-supervised by Professor David Kerwin and Dr Marianne Gittoes.

Michael G. Hughes. (2007). The assessment of high intensity exercise. Student registered at Liverpool John Moore's University and co-supervised by Professor Tim Cable and Professor Tom Reilly.

Palmer, Antony. (1999). Maximal lactate steady-state assessment for trained runners. Student registered at University of Kansas and co-supervised by Professor Jeffery Potteiger.

External Links

As my career developed from the discipline of Physiology and Sport Science support towards learning and teaching my contribution to BASES evolved. I was awarded a fellowship by BASES in 2011 and became more involved in the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Subject Centre related to Sport Science (Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism finally achieving a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011.

I have been involved with numerous external organisations and national advisory boards including:

  • National A Level/BTec Physical Education Strategic Advisory Group
  • Member of the Sport and Exercise Science National Occupational Standards (NOS) Steering Group
  • Advisor to the JACS Subject Coding System Board for Sport Classifications
  • Advisory Panel Member, Wales Virtual Institute of Sport, Health and Exercise
  • Specialist Reviewer for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme
  • Reviewer for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Project Strand
  • Specialist Advisor for Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Excellence (CETL) in Leadership and Professional Learning


I have been the external examiner for:

  • Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences, Sheffield Hallum University
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Exeter University
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Nottingham Trent University
  • BSc (Hons) Joint Honours with Sport and Exercise Science, Nottingham Trent University
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Coventry University
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science, Staffordshire University
  • BSc (Hons) Health, Exercise and Sport, Staffordshire University
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science, University of Bedfordshire
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science, Luton University

Qualifications and Awards

Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership for Collaboration, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

PhD Exercise Physiology, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

MSc Sport Science (SERC scholarship), Loughborough University

PGCE Physical Education/Mathematics, South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff

BA(Hons) Human Movement Studies, South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff

 

National Teaching Fellow

Fellow of British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Honorary Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Sporting / Coaching Profile

My interest in the physiological demands of rugby developed from my playing career which included representing Great Britain at the Inaugural Student Rugby League World Cup in Auckland in 1986. I have also worked as a Sport Scientist for numerous elite sports performers and several national squads.