Hi, I'm Piotr
Piotr holds an MSc in Sports Therapy and a BSc in Sports Science and Medicine. He is also an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach through the UKSCA.
His primary duties are Lecturer and Practitioner in Sports and Exercise Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). He is a module leader in anatomy and joint assessment for sports therapists and a module leader in injury prevention and rehabilitation.
In addition to this, Piotr is Head of Strength and Conditioning for the performance teams and scholar athletes at ARU, Head of Sports Therapy for the Volleyball and scholar-athletes and works closely with a para-athlete helping in preparing for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
Further to this, Piotr works closely with rowing teams at the University of Cambridge as well as a magnitude of other athletes from a wide range of sports at both the University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University and other sports teams in and around Cambridge.
Piotr, over the past 7 years, has gained a great amount of experience working with some of the best universities in the country. Piotr runs a Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Clinic at Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre where he works with a number of professional and semi-professional athletes such as: London 2012 Paralympian Wheelchair Tennis, GB Ultimate, GB Squash, Scotland Female Rugby, England Visually Impaired Football players. Specifically, through his work with high level athletes he has gained experience in injury prevention training as well as rehabilitation.
Piotr also works as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Cambridge where he trains a number of University teams as well as national and international level TASS (Talented Athletic Scholarship Scheme). Piotr shares his experience and knowledge with the 3rd year sports & exercise science students at Anglia Ruskin University delivering lectures in injury prevention and rehabilitation.
He is also contracted by Anglia Ruskin University to lead the sports therapy & rehabilitation service for the scholar athletes. Piotr is also contracted by the football association to help one of the visually impaired England football team squad in preparation for the European Championships.
Hi, I'm James
James graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of the West of England. His dissertation study investigated the relationship between personality and motivations to exercise. After graduating, he completed a premier Diploma in Personal Training. James worked as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the University of the West of England for over 3 years. Whilst working there, he worked on The Bristol School Sports Partnership’s Gifted and Talented Young Athlete’s programme for 3 years, training some of the most talented school age athletes in the region.
James is a qualified GP referral specialist and is the Sports Centre’s GP referral coordinator for Cambridge City Council’s Start Up referral scheme. James has extensive experience working with special populations, having managed the GP referral scheme at Frome Leisure Centre for over 2 years.
James has worked with athletes from a range of clubs including American football, cricket, fencing and lightweight rowing.
James has an interest in Olympic weightlifting and has competed in regional weightlifting competitions.
Hi, I'm Phil
Philip has extensive knowledge of sport, exercise and performance psychology and has also published in the area. Philip graduated with a First-class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Aberystwyth University in 2010, a Masters in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology from Bangor University in 2011, and a PhD in Sport Psychology from The University of Derby in 2017. The focus of his PhD is on the understanding of the psychological factors associated with performance under pressure, specifically focussing on choking and the yips. Phil focusses on the use of mental skills in the development and performance in sport.
Since 2011, Phil has worked at the University of Derby as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology where he has delivered innovative, research driven and contemporary lectures to the Sport and Exercise science students on a range of sport, exercise and performance psychology topics. More recently, Phil has started to develop material for the University of Derby Online learning provision, where he works as a lecturer in psychology, providing engaging and innovative content for an online audience. Phil also delivers tailored workshops and one-to-one sessions with athletes and coaches to improve their performance. These have included athletes from novice to elite level, in sports ranging from Archery, Football, Mixed martial arts, Kick boxing, Boxing, Gaelic football and Canoeing.
Hi, I'm Josh
Josh has an MSc in Applied Sport Physiology and a BSc in Sport Coaching from the University of Brighton. His MSc dissertation study was titled “The effects of soccer-specific fatigue during the extra-time period of prolonged simulated soccer match-play on peak isokinetic torque productions of the knee flexors and extensors”. During his studies, Josh has had a number of coaching experiences in the field of strength and conditioning, this included working with teams and individual athletes (i.e. Cricket, Golf, Football, Netball, Basketball and Athletics), as well as mentoring second and third year students in an assistant lecturer role. This work was at a number of institutes, including the Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit at The University of Brighton, Sussex County Cricket and Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.
After graduating, Josh took up a role as a Physiologist at Progress, Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance. Whilst working there, he administered isokinetic testing services to various athletes.
Josh currently works as a Sport & Fitness Assistant at the University of Cambridge, whilst pursuing his UKSCA accreditation.