Staff profile

Lee Pridmore

Programme Leader: Joint Honours Sport and Exercise Studies


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



ROLES IN CURRENT JOB: Programme Leader: BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise Studies (joint honours scheme); Partnership Lead Vision West Nottinghamshire College FdA Sport Coaching and Development, FdSc Sport and Exercise Science, BA (Hons) Sport Studies (top up); Personal Tutor; Alumni responsibilities; Outreach and Marketing responsibilities; External Engagement: Mickleover Sports Club, Burton Albion, Derby County; Quality role: Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances Panel Member, College Quality Enhancement Committee Member, Joint Honours Scheme Coordination Group Member, Learning and Teaching Strategy Group Member, Working Group for Work Placement Group Member.

Teaching responsibilities

MODULE LEADERSHIP: Introduction to Sport Management, Advanced Sport Management in Practice 1, Advanced Sport Management in Practice 2, Elite Sport Development, Contemporary Issues in Sport Management and Development, Independent Studies in Sport and Exercise (project supervision). 

Professional interests

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS – external engagement with speakers for Masterclasses; external engagement with Mickleover Sports FC including Vice Chancellor Bid Forum award re: Contemporary Issues in Sport Management and Development module; member of the Higher Education Review panel group 2016; nominated to become a member (non-manager) of the Student Experience and Learning and Teaching Committee 01.03.17; external panel member for pre-validation event for sport related programmes at Bishop Grosseteste University (01.05.16); organisation of our annual L6 Graduate Conference most recently 08.02.17

Research interests

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Approaches to Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Sport, Outdoor and Exercise Sciences, the College of Life and Natural Sciences, the University of Derby and within Higher Education.

Membership of professional bodies

PROFESSIONAL BODIES: Member of the Institute for Sport and Recreation Management (01.11.06); Secretary of the East Midlands Region of the Institute for Sport and Recreation Management (01.09.08 – 01.09.09) (organisation of regional CPD conferences including booking speakers, sponsors and venues – role involved attendance at regular regional board meetings, communication across board members and networking with professionals in the sport and exercise industries);  Regional Service Award East Midlands Region of the Institute for Sport and Recreation Management (01.09.08) (excellence of service to the region); Vice President of East Midlands Region of the Institute for Sport and Recreation Management and Regional Service Award (01.09.09 – 01.09.10); President of the East Midlands Region of the Institute for Sport and Recreation Management (01.09.10 – 01.09.11); Conference CPD attendance (01.11.06 – 01.09.11) (attended regular CPD conferences both in the region and nationally)


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (01.12.08)

Postgraduate Programme in Learning and Teaching (01.01.06 – 01.01.07) (pass)

MA Management (01.09.04 – 01.09.05) University of Derby (merit classification)

BA (Hons) Sport Studies (01.09.01 – 01.06.04) University of Derby (first class classification)

BTEC National Diploma in Leisure Studies (01.09.93 – 01.06.95) Grantham College (merit profile)

General Certificate of Education (01.09.88 – 01.07.93) Mathematics (grade c) English (grade c)

Recent conferences

POSTER PRESENTATION: Larsen, R. Pridmore, L. Whitehead, I. (2015) Peer and Public Pressue: Using Assessment to Raise Confidence and Ambitions amongst Undergraduate History and Sport Student, Assessment in Higher Education Conference, 24-25 June.

Experience in industry

EXPERIENCE: Sport Managment Related Experience at Grantham Mere's Leisure Centre (2001-2006)

Additional interests and activities

PERFORMANCE SPORT: Former Athlete (01.01.04 – 01.01.06) (personal bests 10km 31:33, 5km 16:48, 5m 28:52) see

In the media

INTERVIEW: Interviewed Darryl Eales (owner of Oxford United FC) on 24.02.17 - to be made available very soon