Sport Staff Profiles

 

Lecturers in the School are experienced academics who utilise a range of innovative learning and teaching strategies to create a high quality student learning experience.

The recruitment of committed, high quality staff is critical to the continued success of the Cardiff School of ​Sport.​

The lecturing staff have a wide range of expertise across all the major sport-related academic and sports coach​ing disciplines.

Many staff are involved in applied research, consultancy and high level coaching activities which are directly relevant to and inform the modules that they are delivering.​​

Management and Operations Team (Sport)

Biomechanics

Sport Coaching

Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage

Dance

Performance Analysis/ Sport Broadcasting

Performance Sport

Physiology and Health​

Sport Psychology

Sociology and Philosophy of Sport

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Lee Herrington (External Examiner)

Dr Dan Roiz de Sa (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Dr David Pugh (Honorary)

Dr Isabel Moore (Module Leader)

Dr Mark Ridgewell (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Dr Nick Travaglia (Honorary)

Lt Col Gareth Thomas (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Lt Col (Rtd) Jonathan Houghton (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Mr Prabhat Mathema (Honorary)

Mr Angus Robertson (Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Adeline Miles (Examiner)

Andy Kelly (Lecturer)

Yvonne Perkins (Programme Manager)

Sport Management and Development

Sport Pedagogy

Technicians

Three Technician Demonstrators currently work in the Biomechanics laboratory. They are responsible for operating, and maintain specialist systems and supporting the research activities of students, academics and national governing bodies. The technician demonstrators have a range of experience in clinical, rehabilitation and sports biomechanics, including collection of kinematic and kinetic data of sport and rehabilitation movements in both healthy and injured athletes.

Lukas Burks - Sport Broadcasting

Tony Dawkins - Physiology

Ifan Eirug - BSc Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage

Joe Holmes - Performance Analysis

Zavia Penn - Physiology

Tom Mat​hews​​ - Strength and Conditioning

Sylvia Moeskops​ - Sports Massage and Rehabilitation

Steph Morris​ - Strength and Conditioning

Jack Talbot - Physiology ​

Administration Support Team

Research, Innovation and Partnerships

The Cyncoed Campus Research, Innovation and Partnership Team is responsible for supporting academic colleagues with advice and administrative support on many and varied research and innovation activities. Support includes: assisting with funding applications and collating tenders; the management of costing; advising on pricing and project management. The Team also support various committees, organizes events such as research conferences, and supports the coordination of the School's Research Excellence Framework submissions as well as all matters relating to Graduate Studies.

CC R-I ccr-i@cardiffmet.ac.uk

School Support Team

The Cyncoed Campus Finance & HR Team is responsible for supporting academic colleagues with all purchasing, finance and human resources administration. Support includes: training and guidance on the university purchasing & financial regulations. Administering the purchasing process, expenses and mileage claims. Maintaining staff records, including annual leave requests and sickness for academic colleagues in liaison with central HR. Processing timesheets and overseas travel forms as well as servicing various committees, including health and safety and staff development.

Programmes Administration

The Cyncoed Programme Support team provides academics, students and management with support in a diverse range of areas throughout the year.  We aim to help students settle into academic life face to face with queries such as enrolment , timetabling and module information as well as offering general information via Moodle, email and through surveys (such as module selection for example). We also management the extension and mitigating circumstances processes and provide academic references throughout the year. Academic support is varied from preparing for the academic year, moodle support, handbooks and timetabling requirements through to servicing committees, exam boards and publication of results.  There is ongoing support during busy times of the year supporting conferences , workshops and alternative academic processes including Forest Schools and managing extra curricula qualifications.  There is additional involvement with management teams including developing practices to support management initiatives and ongoing help with reporting, capturing data and providing feedback to help with change requirements. 

Research Students

Candidate: Adam BRAZIL (full-time, MPhil/PhD)

Working title: The biomechanics of resistance training for sprint acceleration enhancement
Research group: Sport Biomechanics
Director of Studies: Prof Gareth Irwin
Supervisor(s): Dr Tim Exell
Funding arrangements: Joint funded by CSS and Sport Wales

Candidate: Emily BROWN (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Temporal aspects of performance and decision making in judo
Research group: Performance Analysis
Director of Studies: Dr Peter O'Donoghue
Supervisor(s): Dr Gemma Robinson

Candidate: Sophie BURTON (part-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: The biomechanics and motor control of the development of skill complexity in artistic gymnastics
Research group: Sport Biomechanics
Director of Studies: Prof Gareth Irwin
Supervisor(s): Dr Tim Exell, Dr Genevieve Williams
Funding arrangements: Cardiff Metropolitan University and British Gymnastics

Candidate: Paul BYRNE (part-time, PhD)
Working title: The design, acute and short-term effects of 'Composite' training in hurlers
Research group: Strength and Conditioning
Director of Studies: Dr Jeremy Moody
Supervisor(s): Dr Steve Cooper
Funding arrangements: Funded by the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland

Candidate: Nicola CARZANA (part-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: A case study of Sport and Physical Education students' conceptualisation, knowledge and understanding of physical literacy and how these prepare them for the transition into Initial Teacher Training
Research group: Sport Pedagogy
Director of studies: Dr David Aldous
Supervisor(s): Dr Anna Bryant, Dr Kevin Morgan

Candidate: Robert CONDLIFFE (full-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: Achieving optimal push start performance in elite-level bobsleigh
Research group: Sport Physiology
Director of Studies: Dr Jon Oliver
Supervisor(s):
Funding arrangements: Cardiff Met PG bursary (1st year)

Candidate: Stuart ENNIS (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Vascular function and cardiovascular heart disease: Acute and chronic responses to exercise
Research group: Exercise Physiology and Health
Director of Studies: Prof Rob Shave
Supervisor(s): Dr Helen Jones (LJMU), Dr Barry McDonnell (Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences)

Candidate: Harry FISHER (full-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: An interdisciplinary stress-based examination of injury occurance and response in competitive sport
Research group: Sports Biomechanics and Sports Psychology
Director of Studies: Dr Marianne Gittoes
Supervisor(s): Dr Lynne Evans, Dr Richard Mullins
Funding arrangements: Cardiff Met Research Innovation Award

Candidate: Craig GILL (part-time, Prof Doc)
Working title: Improving the sports coach mentoring process: The impact of emotional intelligence
Research group: Sport Coaching
Director of Studies: Dr Andy Miles
Supervisor(s): Dr Brendan Cropley
Funding arrangements: Welsh Football Trust funded study

Candidate: Marc Ashley HARRIS (part-time, PhD)
Workingtitle: The university sport alcohol nexus: culture, hierarchy and habitat
Researchgroup: Sociology and Philosophy of Sport
Director of Studies: Professor Carwyn Jones
Supervisor(s): Dr David Brown, Dr Andrew Bloodworth (Swansea University)

Candidate: Andy HENDERSON (part-time, PhD)
Working title: The impact of emerging technologies on the development of effective self-evaluation in a special school setting
Research group: Pedagogy
Director of Studies: Prof Scott Fleming
Supervisor(s): Dr Bill Davies

Candidate: Zavia INCLEDON (part-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: What is the effect of anti-histamine on post exercise hypotension?
Research group: Physiology and Health
Director of Studies: Dr Michael G Hughes
Supervsor(s): Dr Chris Pugh, Dr Eric Stohr

Candidate: Amelia JOHNSTONE (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Physical activity and artistic creativity: A phenomenological exploration of simultaneous running and drawing
Research group: Sociology and Philosophy of Sport
Director of Studies: Dr Carly Stewart
Supervisor(s): Prof Scott Fleming

Candidate: Kirsty Jayne LEDINGHAM (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Self-discrepency theory and athletic injury
Research group: Sports Psychology
Director of Studies: Dr Steve Cooper
Supervisor(s): Dr Lynne Evans, Prof Nicola Callow, Prof Tim Woodman

Candidate: Valeria LO IACONO (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Dance as living and experienced cultural heritage: A transcultural ethnochoreology of Raqs Sharqi
Research group: Sociology and Philosophy of Sport
Director of Studies: Dr David Brown
Supervisor(s): Dr Lisa Edwards

Candidate: Martin LONGWORTH (part-time, Prof Doc)
Working title: An ethnographic study of student-coaches' experiences when undertaking work-based learning
Research group: Sport Coaching
Director of Studies: Prof Robyn Jones
Supervisor(s):

Candidate: Mark LOWTHER (part-time, PhD)
Working title: The leadership role and influence of team captaincy in professional Rugby Union
Research group: Sport Management
Director of Studies: Dr Bill Davies
Supervisor(s): Prof Scott Fleming

Candidate: Anna MAYES (part-time, PhD)
Working title: The psychology of elite coaching
Research group: Sport Psychology
Director of Studies: Dr Brendan Cropley
Supervisor(s): Dr Lynne Evans, Prof Sheldon Hanton

Candidate: Steve McCAIG (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Throwing arm pain in elite adolescent cricketers
Research group: Sport and Exercise Medicine
Director of Studies: Dr Craig Ranson
Supervisor(s): Dr Andy Miles

Candidate: Dr Helen McFARLANE (full-time, PhD)
Working title: Wellbeing of staff in the DVLA contact centre and usefulness of available support
Research group: Exercise Psychology
Director of Studies: Dr Rich Neil
Supervisor(s): Dr Karianne Backx, Prof Andy Smith (Cardiff University)
Funding arrangements: DVLA Swansea funded study

Candidate: Ryland MORGANS (PhD by published works)
Working title: Understanding the physical and technical performance demands and recovery responses to elite soccer in the English Championship and Premiership
Research group: Sport Physiology
Director of Studies: Dr Andy Miles
Supervisor(s):
Funding arrangements: Liverpool FC funded study

Candidate: Toby NICHOLS (part-time, Prof Doc)
Working title: Enhancing the education and ongoing development of golf coaches
Research group: Sport Coaching
Director of Studies: Dr Brendan Cropley
Supervisor(s): Dr Rich Neil, Dr Andy Miles

Candidate: Steven OSBORNE (part-time, PhD)
Working title: A critical exploration of the entrepreneurial orientation of managers within the UK sport industry
Research group: Sport Management
Director of Studies: Dr Nicola Bolton
Supervisor(s): Dr Nic Matthews (University of Gloucestershire)

Candidate: John PEEL (part-time, PhD)
Working title: The development of youth sport coach education: Examining the value of practice-based learning interventions
Research group: Sport Psychology
Director of Studies: Dr Brendan Cropley
Supervisor(s): Prof Sheldon Hanton, Prof Scott Fleming

Candidate: Adeline PHILLIPS (part-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: Hamstring function in elite sprint running: A novel longitudinal intervention for training and injury prevention
Research group: Sport and Exercise Medicine
Director of Studies: Dr Craig Ranson
Supervisor(s): Dr Jon Oliver, Dr Isabel Moore

Candidate: Josh ROBINSON (part-time, MPhil)
Working title: Gender differences in physical literacy following a 12-week physical literacy intervention in children aged 11 and 12 years
Research group: Sport Pedagogy
Director of Studies: Dr Jeremy Moody
Supervisor(s): Dr Joseph Esformes

Candidate: Tom RUSGA (full-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: Biomechanics and motor control of complex strength and conditioning skills
Research group: Sport Biomechanics
Director of Studies: Prof Gareth Irwin
Supervisor(s): Dr Genevieve Williams (East Anglia University), Prof Karl Newell (Penn State University, USA)

Candidate: Susan SAUNDERS (part-time, PhD)
Working title: The effect of differential pre-school experiences upon the academic development of girls through the reception year to the end of key stage 1
Research group: Physical Education and Pedagogy
Director of Studies: Dr Bill Davies
Supervisor(s): Prof Tony Crocker

Candidate: Rebecca STRAKER (part-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: The influence of skill complexity, growth and development on the landings mechanics in gymnastics
Research group: Sports Biomechanics
Director of Studies: Prof Gareth Irwin
Supervisor(s): Dr Tim Exel, Dr Gemma Robinson
Advisor: Prof Joseph Hamill

Candidate: Paul SYMONDS (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Wayfinding as embodied activity: Learning from travellers' experiences
Research group: Sociology and Philosophy of Sport
Director of Studies: Dr David Brown
Supervisor(s): Dr David Aldous, Dr Julia Fallon (Cardiff School of Management)

Candidate: Edd VAHID (part-time, PhD)
Working title: Psycho-social perspectives on progression in elite developmental performance domains
Research group: Sport Coaching
Director of Studies: Prof Robyn Jones
Supervisor(s): Prof David Gilbourne (University of Hull)

Candidate: Denis WAKEHAM(full-time, MPhil/PhD)
Working title: The effect of age and fitness status on sympathetic regulation of vascular function
Research group: Physiology and Health (The Institute for Research Excellence in Sport and Exercise [IRESE])
Director of studies: Dr Chris Pugh
Supervisor(s): Dr Jonathan Moore (Bangor University), Prof Rob Shave
Funding arrangements: IRESE PhD Studentship

Candidate: Tomos WILLIAMS (part-time, PhD)
Working title: The effect of psycho-social factors on patient recovery and functional outcome following anterior cruciate ligament surgery
Research group: Sport Psychology
Director of Studies: Dr Lynne Evans
Supervisor(s): Dr Angus Robertson
Funding arrangements: Funded by a Cardiff Met Research Initiative Award