Ms Jennifer Wilson

Position: Programme Leader for Sport and Exercise Studies

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Sport and Exercise

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I am a Lecturer within the Sport and Exercise department at the Kedleston Road campus. My role includes lecturing on the programme as well as developing academic enterprise and completing research. I am currently working toward completion of a Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance.

Teaching responsibilities

Modules taught include:

  • Level 4 Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Level 5 Injury Rehabilitation for Sport and Exercise
  • Level 6 Applied Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction

Professional interests

  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Athletic performance

Research interests

  • Injury rehabilitation and prevention
  • Foot mechanics and function
  • Sprint performance

Membership of professional bodies

  • Society of Sports Therapists


Undergraduate qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science

Postgraduate qualifications:

  • MSc Sports Therapy
  • PGCert
  • Acupuncture for Sports Therapists

Other qualifications:

  • Pitch-side first aid
  • Manipulation & mobilisation techniques for Sports Therapists

Experience in industry

I have 10 years experience in the Sport and Exercise industry working as a Sports Therapist and coach. This has enabled me to work with a variety of individuals and teams including young athletes on a Long Term Athlete Development (LATD) programme. My main interests are late stage injury rehabilitation and injury prevention.

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