Dr Huw Wiltshire


Deputy Dean

Email address: hwiltshire@cardiffmet.ac.uk

​Huw He has made a significant contribution to Learning and Teaching within the School over the last fifteen years as an Undergraduate Programme Coordinator and Programme Director at both Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels. 

He has a proven track record within high performance sport as a Performance Manager and Fitness Coach with two National Governing bodies in Europe. Huw is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research / Publications

My research interests include Multidisciplinary Performance Analysis, Performance Management in High Performance sport, and the use of Feedback within the Analysis and Management of Performance.


Rankin, J., Matthews, L., Cobley, S., Han, A., Sanders, R., Wiltshire, H.D., & Baker, J.S. (2016) Psychological consequences of childhood obesity: psychiatric comorbidity and prevention. Adolescent Health, Medicine & Therapeutics. 7: 125-146.

Wiltshire, H.D. (2013) Sports Performance Analysis for High Performance Managers. In: McGarry, T., Sampaio, J. & O’Donoghue, P.G. (2013) Routledge Handbook of Sport Performance Analysis. London: Routledge.

Williams, M.D., Wiltshire, H.D., Lorenzen, C., Wilson, C.J., Meehan, D.L., & Cicioni Kolsky, D.J. (2009) Reliability of the Ekblom Soccer-Specific Endurance Test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 23(5) 1378-1382.

Jarvis, S., O’Sullivan, L.O., Davies, B., Wiltshire, H.D., & Baker, J.S. (2009) Interrelationships between measured running intensities and agility performance in subelite rugby union players. Research in Sports Medicine. 17: 217-230.

Furlong, L.A., Irwin, G., Wilson, C., Wiltshire, H.D. & Kerwin, D. (2009) Asymmetric loading during the hang power clean. 27th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport – University of Limerick, Ireland.

Irwin, G., Kerwin, D., Rosenblatt, B., & Wiltshire, H.D. (2007) Evaluation of the power clean as a sprint-specific exercise. 25th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sport - Brazil.

Tong R.J., & Wiltshire, H.D. (2006) In: Physiology Testing Standards - The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide: Fitness Testing in Elite Rugby Union. England: Taylor & Francis.

Wiltshire, H.D. (2005) Developing a Formative assessment Culture within Undergraduate Sports Science programmes: redefining the base. LTSN Journal - Link 14. Sept: pp.2 – 6

Wiltshire, H.D., Cooper, S-M. and Baker, J.S. (1995) Variations in Anthropometric and Performance – Related Characteristics of Adolescent International Rugby Union Players. Third World Congress in Science and Football: UWIC, Cardiff.

Wiltshire, H.D. & Cooper, S-M (1994) Validation of Aerobic Capacity in Seven and Eleven Year Old Primary School Pupils. 10th Commonwealth and International Scientific Congress: University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Exercise Physiology Section:

Teaching and Supervision

I have delivered performance analysis, sports coaching, leadership and management, and sport science to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate sports courses. I have supervised a substantial number of postgraduate and undergraduate research projects in a range of disciplines. My current teaching delivery revolves around performance analysis and management due to the senior management role that I hold within the school.

Previous Learning and Teaching roles include: Undergraduate Programmes Coordinator, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Programme Director, Discipline Director and Module Leader. Previous External Examiner Roles at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Reading University.

Qualifications and Awards

Sport D- Professional Doctorate- Cardiff Metropolitan University 

Senior Fellow of the Higher Edication Academy (HEA)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

BA (HONS) - Cardiff Metropolitan University

PGCE - Cardiff Metropolitan University

MEd - Cardiff University

International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport – Level 4 Scientific Accredited Performance Analyst

External Links

Huw has recently designed a new WRU Elite Level 4 Coach Award programme. He also made a successful presentation to Sports Coach UK that means Cardiff Metropolitan University are one of only three universities nationwide accredited to work with governing bodies of sport to deliver UKCC Level 4 coaching programmes.

High Performance Management Profile

Performance Manager Russian Rugby Union 2011-13
WRU National Performance Manager. 2008 – 2010
WRU National Fitness Director. 2005 – 2008
Performance Manager Wasps Rugby 2013 - 2015
Performance Manager London Welsh RFC 2011-2013

Fitness Coaching Profile

Wales – National Fitness Director 2005- 2008, Grand Slam 2008
Wales 7s 2006- 2010 - IRB World Cup Winners 2009
Wales A 1996 - 2001
Wales Under 19 2004- 2006
Cardiff Blues - Head of Fitness - 2003-2004
Cardiff RFC - Head of Fitness - 1999-2003
Pontypridd RFC - Head of Fitness - 1996-99
Bridgend RFC - Head of Fitness - 1993-96