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Nigel Gleeson
Honorary Research Fellow


Dr. Nigel Gleeson was appointed to the School in 2004 as a Lecturer and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Lancaster in 1984, Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sheffield (1985) and M.Phil. (Biomedical Science) and Ph.D. (Exercise Physiology) qualifications from University of Sheffield and Staffordshire University in 1989 and 1996, respectively. He has held lecturing posts at Sheffield Hallam University (1990-1991); Staffordshire University (1990-1998) and University of Wales, Bangor (1998-2004). Nigel led the delivery of innovative programmes of teaching and research on applied kinesiology and exercise rehabilitation within the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor from 1999-2004, during which time the School was rated 5A in the 2001 RAE and obtained the highest marks available in the 2002 QAA audit.

He is internationally recognised for his research in exercise physiology, neuromechanics and clinical rehabilitation and has authored over 100 papers on these and related topics. He has contributed chapters to the 3rd edition of the highly acclaimed Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual edited by Professors Tom Reilly and Roger Eston.   He frequently referees for international journals and grant awarding agencies and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sports Sciences. He has supervised 7 PhDs to completion and externally examined 5 others. He has acted as external examiner (Undergraduate Sports Science programme, School of Health Sciences:  University of Sunderland (1997-2000); MSc By Research, School of Kinesiology, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada (1999-2002).

He is a founder member of the Uraemic Research Studies Group (neuromuscular pathophysiology), Directorate of Renal Medicine, North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, invited member of the Institute of Orthopaedics and has been a member of American College of Sports Medicine and the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. 

Nigel has been Research Clinical Kinesiologist at the National Centre for Sports Injury Surgery (1998 to date) and, in conjunction with Mr. Dai Rees (Clinical Director), Scientific and Research Director of Elite Sports Assessment Centre, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District NHS Trust, Oswestry (1999 – 2002), where numerous sports medical research consultancies with professional teams and international athletes of the highest calibre have been undertaken.

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