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Neil Light

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Neil is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy.

He is Co-ordinator for the Sports Injury Management One Module, Supervisor in the Sports Injury Teaching Clinic and has responsibility for Sports First Aid & Trauma training across the degree programme.

Neil is a Chartered Physiotherapist who joined Chichester in November 2012 from Exeter City F.C where he held the position of Head Physiotherapist.

He is currently pursuing a PhD investigating hip and groin injuries in professional youth footballers.

Prior to this, he has lectured at University of the West of England and the University of Salford. 

Neil has also held Physiotherapist roles at a number of Professional and Non-Professional Football Clubs including; Gloucester City, Oldham Athletic, Stockport County and Accrington.

Neil undertakes private clinical work utilising post-graduate training including Spinal Manipulation, Acupuncture and Functional Rehabilitation.



  • 2010 Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education: University of the West of England
  • 2008 MSc Physiotherapy: Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2006 BSc Sports Rehabilitation: University of Salford


  • Module Co-ordinator:  Sports Injury Management One
  • Sports Injury Teaching Clinic Supervisor
  • Independent Project Supervisor
  • Sports First Aid / Trauma provision


Research/ Clinincal Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal screening 
  • Hip / groin injury mechanics
  • Risk factors for Hip / groin injury
  • Football related functional screening ​

Professional Memberships:

  • Health Professions Council
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • League Medical Association