Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre

If you would like to know more about any of our research please do not hesitate to contact one of us. We are keen to help and to introduce you to the fascinating areas in which we conduct our research, teaching and professional activity

For publications, research interests and projects of individual staff members, click on their names below.

Director Professor Craig Williams BEd MSc PhD
Co-Director Professor Neil Armstrong BEd, MSc, PhD, DSc
Associate Directors

Dr Richard Winsley BA(Ed) PhD
Dr Alan Barker BSc MSc PhD
Dr Sarah Denford
Dr Bert Bond
Dr Dimitris Vlachopoulos

Professors Professor Brian Kirby FRCP OBE
Professor Thomas Rowland MD
Associate Research Fellows Dr Samantha Van Beurden
Owen Tomlinson
Visiting Fellows

Dr Guido Pieles
Dr Graham Stuart

Visiting Academic Dr Andrew Middlebrooke BSc PhD
Dr Thomas Radtke
Dr Sebastien Ratel
Dr Kerstin Stoedefalke BS MS PhD
Placement Students Alice Lester
Technicians David Childs BSc
Research Scholars

Adam Abdul-Malik
Mohummed Alkhraiji
Rohit Banger
Rhys Banks
Ellen Blackwood
Chloe Bland
Adam Kelly
Jodie Koep
Sascha Kranen
Robert Mann

The Centre has an active international research links programme especially with the following:

  • University of British Colombia (Assoc Prof Alison McManus)
  • University of Coimbra, Portugal (Dr Amandio Santosl)
  • La Tobe University, Melbourne, Australia (Prof Anne Holland)
  • University of Toronto & Sickkids Hopsital Toronto (Dr Greg Wells and Dr Jane Schneidermann
  • Nanyang University, Singapore (Prof. Michael Chia)

International visiting professors and fellows include:

  • The late and esteemed Prof Oded Bar-Or (McMaster University, Canada)[in-memorium]
  • Prof John Carlson (Victoria University of Technology, Australia)
  • Docent Dr Maarike Haaro (University of Tartu, Estonia)
  • Assoc Prof Jenny Ross (Lincoln University, New Zealand)
  • Professor Bob Wolfe (University of Colorado, USA)

And Professor P.O. Åstrand is an honorary graduate