Research to PhD (Health)
School of Health Sciences
Francesco is a BSc, MSc, PgCert, FHEQ, Strength and Conditioning specialist with more than 10 years of experience in high performance training for sports including Olympic taekwondo, boxing, football, rugby, track and field, volleyball and Olympic weightlifting. He started his career in the sector of sport science after completing a satisfactory 15 years as taekwondo athlete competing at different national and international levels.
Along with his practical experience in the industry, Francesco worked in both Italian and English Universities where he taught as lecturer.
Francesco is currently a funded PhD student at Birmingham City University, researching about the topic of talent identification and development in professional Rugby Union. He also collaborates with the Italian Police Rugby Club, Fiamme Oro as head strength and conditioning coach and sport scientist for the talent development project Ready to Grow in Rome.