New staff member David Rhodes brings a wealth of experience to the UCLan PaST team.
Following a successful career as a secondary school PE Teacher and a Head of Department, David retrained in Sports Therapy in 2008, enrolling onto the MSc programme at UCLan.
He subsequently spent four years as a Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University and has worked in a variety of elite, professional and semi-professional sports including football, rugby league and boxing.
David has also worked within private practice treating a variety of patients from sedentary individuals, recreational sports people and professional athletes.
He has a keen research interest in preventative strategies, conditioning and rehabilitation in sport.
In 2012 he enrolled to complete a PhD, titled Localised and Soccer Specific Fatigue and the 72 hour Temporal Pattern, which he is hoping to complete in 2016. David is a full member of the Society of Sports Therapy, GTC member and a HEA fellow.