Staff profile

Lee Rylands

Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Development


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences



I teach undergraduate, foundation and master degree courses in sports coaching and sport development. Before joining the University I worked in leisure management and the sports industry for over 15 years. In my previous role, I worked as a coach educator and coach for British Cycling.

Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

The impact of sports strategies on local projects; how funding and volunteers can have a positive effect on the quality and quantity of structured coaching.

Research interests

I am currently studying for a PhD looking into the physiological components of elite BMX riders. As part of this, I am undertaking collaborative research with British Cycling, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Central Lancashire and the English Institute of Sport.

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Recent publications

Journal Articles


Chapters in Books