Catrin Rowlands




Senior Le​​cturer

Catrin is a senior lecturer primarily involved in the Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage programme (SCRAM). Previously Catrin was Discipline Director for the performance discipline, managing the writing and development of new APT modules that were successfully validated in 2014.

Currently Catrin is designing and writing two new sports massage modules with the intention that these will be accredited by a professional body.

Research / Publications

  • Exercise immunology
  • Physiological effects of sports massage
  • Sports injuries

List of Publications
Betts, J.A., Stevenson, E., Williams, C., Sheppard, C., Grey, E., Griffin, J. (2005). Recovery of endurance running capacity: Effect of carbohydrate-protein mixtures. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 15: 590-609.
Sheppard, C and Hodson, A. (2006). Injury profiles in professional footballers. SportEx Medicine 27: 6-9. 

Teaching and Supervision

I am the module leader for SSP5088 Sport Massage, SSP5016 Sport Massage and Soft Tissue Practices,  SSP5023 APT Badminton, SSP6069 Analysis and Application – Badminton, and Activity Leader for SSP4001 Badminton. As a Year Tutor for the SCRAM programme I am responsible for overseeing the progress of the Level 4 SCRAM cohort throughout the academic year and representing the students during exam boards. I am a personal tutor for level 5 SCRAM students and supervise undergraduate dissertation students in the SCRAM/ sports massage field.​

Qualifications and Awards

  • MSc Exercise Physiology (Loughborough University, 2004)

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (1st Class Honours, Loughborough University, 2003)

  • Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage (OCR, 2005)

  • PGCtHE (Pass with Distinction, UWIC, 2008)

  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2008)

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Relevant Achievement (pending certification) (1st4Sport, 2016)

External Links

Badminton Wales UKCC L1 Badminton Tutor
Badminton Wales Level 1 Advanced Badminton Tutor​

Sporting / Coaching Profile

  • Awarded Club Colours from Loughborough University (Badminton, 2004)

  • Senior county badminton player (2004-2006)

  • UKCC L1 Badminton coach (2008)

  • UKCC L2 Badminton coach (2010)

  • UKCC L1 Badminton tutor for badminton Wales (2012-present)

  • Badminton Wales L1 Advanced award tutor (2013-present)