Staff profiles

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  • Dr Adam L. Kelly

    Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Sports Coaching and Physical Education

    Adam L. Kelly, PhD, CSci, is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Sports Coaching and Physical Education. Alongside attaining his PhD from the University of Exeter, Adam is a BASES Sport and Exercise Scientist, UEFA A and FA AYA Licenced Coach, and Fellow of the HEA. Broadly, his research interests explore organisational...

  • Dr Irfan Khawaja

    Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

    Irfan has over 12 years teaching experience including in mainstream Primary and Secondary schools, Higher Education, and internationally in South Africa. Prior to teaching, Irfan worked in schools as part of the Extended Schools Programme in a Multi-skills Community Sports Coach role and has experience of organising...

  • Tim Leary

    Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

    Tim is a Senior Lecturer who has been involved with the teaching and development of the BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy degree at Birmingham City University since it started in 2017. He has considerable experience of course development and teaching having taught on two previous Sports Therapy degree programmes since 2005....

  • Joseph Matthews

    Lecturer in Sports Therapy

    Joe is a Lecturer in Sports Therapy at Birmingham City University with an interest in sports nutrition and muscle physiology. His research focuses on the physiological roles of carnosine and β-alanine, with applications in insulin-resistance and type-2 diabetic skeletal muscle. He has also published several projects on rapid...

  • Katie Mitchell

    Admissions Tutor / Lecturer in Sports Therapy

    Kate joined Birmingham City University in 2018 having previously worked privately in a Physiotherapy clinic, alongside her role as first XV Sports Therapist at the women’s premiership team Worcester Warriors Women RFC, and completing her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has a vast amount of experience of working in...

  • Craig Newton


    Craig joined BCU after 10 years teaching physical education at both primary and secondary level. During this time Craig gained experience as a head of department, educational visit coordinator and led a whole school initiative of mentoring SEN pupils from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Whilst teaching he studied part time to...

  • Chelsea Papworth

    Lecturer for BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

    Chelsea is a member of The Society of Sports Therapist and has a range of clinical and sporting experience spanning the past 10 years. She has worked in basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, athletics and rugby, within the UK and Canada. Her primary roles included; lead Sports Therapist within a non-league football club, Sports...

  • Dr Peter Thain

    Associate Professor and Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

    As a Chartered Physiotherapist and Sports Therapist, Peter has over a decade of experience working in basketball, football and netball. Peter is currently the clinical lead for the Great Britain Senior Women's Basketball Team, overseeing all performance and medical services. He has travelled the globe working at the...

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