Staff profile

James Keenan

Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning


Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Rsearch qualifications

Recent conferences

  • Keenan, J., Fruer, S., Noon, M., Thake, D. (2011) ' Improvements in Functional Movement Screen Scores Across 6 Months of In-Season Strength and Conditioning in Elite Academy Footballers' European College of Sports Science Conference - Poster presentation.


Experience in industry

Before joining University of Derby,I was integral in developing a University system for providing and managing strength and conditioning support services to athletes. This included strength and conditioning provision to University teams, Scholarship athletes and external clients including TASS and Coventry City Football Club.


Additional interests and activities

Current Activities / Links with Industry

I am the current lead S&C coach for West Midlands NTL netball and associated development teams and a coach educator for England Netball, in addition to this I provide strength and conditioning support to two professional boxers.