Staff profile

Jennifer Wilson

Programme Leader for BSc (H) Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Science and Engineering


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer within the Sport and Exercise department at the University of Derby. I currently teach on the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation programmes. I am currently working toward completion of a Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance.

Teaching responsibilities

Modules taught include:

  • Level 5 Injury Biomechanics and Corrective Principles
  • Level 6 Applied Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction

Professional interests

  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Athletic performance

Research interests

  • Injury rehabilitation and prevention
  • Foot mechanics and function
  • Gait re-training

Membership of professional bodies

  • Society of Sports Therapists


Undergraduate qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science

Postgraduate qualifications:

  • MSc Sports Therapy
  • PGCert(HE)

Other qualifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • 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.

Recent publications

Wilson, J., & Kiely, J. (2016). The multi-functional foot in athletic movement: extraordinary feats by our extraordinary feet. Human Movement17(1), 15-20.

Outram, T., Wilson, J., & Wesselingh, R. (2020). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANKLE MOBILITY AND GOLF SWING KINEMATICS. ISBS Proceedings Archive38(1), 600.

Jennifer Wilson takes us through the complexity of the seemingly simple task of running and gives us some advice on honing our running style.