Our sports staff practitioners

Our passionate and hardworking team support and develop student athletes enabling them to reach their sporting and academic goals.

The University is an accredited Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) site and our practitioners work with national and international level athletes. Our staff have significant experience in performance sport – either as an athlete, coach, or practitioner - so our athletes can be assured of top quality expertise to support them in the next steps of their sporting journey.

Jo Keegan Lead Physiotherapist

Jo Keegan
Lead Physiotherapist

Jo is the lead physiotherapist and joined the University of Derby programme in 2018. She provides individual support to our performance sport, TASS and sport scholarship athletes. Jo has previously worked with Olympic Gold medallists and world champion athletes.

Dr Philip Clarke

Dr Philip Clarke
Sport Psychology Lead

Dr Phil Clarke oversees the sports psychology provision at Team Derby. Phil has worked within several elite sporting environments, supporting elite and professional athletes. He is also the Sport Psychology Lead for the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.

James Quinn Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach

James Quinn
Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach

Over the course of James' career, he has coached athletes across the entire performance spectrum, from Olympians to athletes on National Governing Bodies (NGB) pathways and high-achieving student scholars.

Donna Kellogg Performance lifestyle Practitioner

Donna Kellogg MBE
Performance Lifestyle Practitioner

Donna provides performance lifestyle support to the sport scholar and TASS athletes. The highlight of her career was representing Team GB at three Olympics and Team England at three Commonwealth Games, winning three gold, one silver and two bronze medals in badminton.