Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for BSc Sport and Exercise Science
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Richard is the Course Leader for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science. He previously worked at St Mary’s University for eight years as Programme Director for the BSc Strength and Conditioning Science, where he also managed the sport science support to The Royal Ballet Company in London, and was Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for Sport and Health Services.
Richard is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and previously a Director of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. He has provided strength and conditioning coaching support to numerous athletes over the last 12 years including several Olympic and Paralympic athletes. In 2015 he published a book with The Crowood Press entitled 'Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Runners'.
Richards extensive work with distance runners provided the inspiration for his doctoral research which investigates the impact of strength training on the physiological determinants of performance in adolescent middle-distance runners.