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Internal Collaborators

Dr Beverley Hale – is a Professor in Research Methods and Statistics teaching statistics at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has undertaken consultancy work for external agencies (incl. West Sussex County Council, local NHS Trusts, Optimal Performance Ltd., the Institute of Naval Medicine). From 2013-14 she served as a Statistical Advisor to the Royal Navy Scientific Advisory Committee.


Dr Matthew Robins - is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Performance Analysis, and leads the MSc programme Sports Performance Analysis at the University of Chichester. Matthew has 8 years’ experience teaching this scientific sub-discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is an active researcher, with publications examining the technical and/or tactical aspects of sports performance across a number of different sports. He has a strong applied background with excellent links to industry, and has supported, facilitated and mentored applied sports performance analysis student work placements and internships across a range of sports, ranging from amateur to elite level.

Dr Jason Lake – is a Reader in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics and leads the MSc programme in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Chichester. He has 10 years of research experience into the biomechanical characteristics of various elements of the strength and conditioning process, and has published regularly in this area since 2008. Jason served with the Coldstream Guards for five years in both line infantry and ceremonial roles, and recently co-authored a study that examined the mechanical demands of British Army foot drill.

Mr Neil Light - is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy with over 10 years’ experience working in semi- and professional sport. Neil serves as Consultant Physiotherapist to Portsmouth Football Club, assisting in injury prevention planning and return to competition measures post injury.

Dr Ruth Lowry - is a Reader, Health and Care Professions Council registered Practitioner Psychologist and a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Her research interests include: promoting physical activity through understanding the motivational and social influences of behaviour. Ruth is a member of the BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology’s Training Committee and involved in the training and assessment of individuals completing their professional qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She regularly reviews for a number of journals and grant awarding bodies.

Dr Jenny Smith – is a senior lecturer in sport and exercise psychology and the sport science manager for the Sport Performance and Rehabilitation Unit (SPRU). She obtained her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Chichester and her PhD from Liverpool University. Jenny is also a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and is British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited in scientific support (Psychology). Jenny has worked as a sport psychology consultant with, amongst others, Gym 01 Fitness and Martial Arts, Warrington Wolves RFL academies and scholarship teams, National gymnasts, the Amateur Swimming Association, and Football Association referees.