School of Health and Sports Sciences

Transforming futures, committed to improving health and wellbeing

The School of Health and Sports Science is passionate about health, wellbeing, sports, exercise and performance. We seek to unlock the potential in our students; providing you with opportunities for the future and ensuring you are given the knowledge and tools you need to have a transformative effect on the health and wellbeing sector, as well as a fulfilling career. We pride ourselves on our close working relationships with our placement providers and clinical partners, and all of our programmes are designed in partnership with industry experts and the relevant regulatory bodies.

Subject Areas

Clinical and Operating Practice

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Nursing and Midwifery

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Paramedic Science

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Radiography and Radiotherapy

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Sport Sciences

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Further Information

Our People

Stephanie Schober studied Medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Dance Theatre at TrinityLaban in London. A recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award she founded Stephanie Schober & Dance Company in 2002 and was a resident dance artist at the South Bank Cen...

Angela is a Healthcare professional who qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) in the Armed forces in 1993. Developing a wide range of proven experience within all areas of the operating theatre and hospital environments. Specialist areas include anaesthetics, surge...

Lead Midwife for EducationAssociate Professor and Course Leader BSc. (Hons) Midwifery (shortened) Sam trained as a Registered Sick Children's and Registered General Nurse from 1988-1992 at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool before completing her Diploma in Higher Education in ...

Career Overview Donna Page is a Lecturer in Adult Health and combines her teaching role with two days a week in practice as a Team Leader in Contraception and Sexual Health in Suffolk. She has a wide range of experience working with young people in and out of mainstream education an...

Career Overview Mary Carter completed her training at the West Suffolk Hospital (WSH) in 1992 and was a senior staff nurse/ward manager in Trauma and Orthopaedics for 10 years. This was followed by working as a Clinical Practice Facilitator (CPF) at the WSH for one year, followed ...

Career Overview Heather began her career in nursing on a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit where she worked for over 5 years and gained experience of working with people who were acutely unwell, and during this period Heather also completed her BSc (Hons) in Nursing. ...

Career Overview Lee trained as a general nurse at Ipswich Hospital and once qualified held a position within acute and critical care. This lead to an interest in the pre-hospital field and a career move to the Suffolk Ambulance Service (now East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trus...

I qualified as a radiographer in 1984. Taking on a senior role within imaging departments allowed me to develop management skills, becoming clinical lecturer in Radiography at the East Anglian School of Radiography and then a full time teacher in the school from 1990. As a senior le...

DProf, MSc, BSc (Hons), CTCert, PGCE, SFHEA Career Overview Ruth is an Associate Professor and the Subject Head for Radiography and Interprofessional Learning in the School of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Suffolk. Ruth is a Diagnostic Radiographer by background. ...

Dr Gavin Devereux is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology, and is the Director of Sport Sciences and Coaching. Gavin is an exercise physiologist, with a research background in understanding how blood pressure is regulated during exercise, as well as ...

Dr. Emmanouil (Manos) Georgiadis is an internationally known expert in applying motivational constructs in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Manos is also the Course Leader for the MSci Sports Psychology for Football degree. Manos has helped athletes of individual and team sports impr...

Mikael joined us in the summer of 2016 after completing his interdisciplinary PhD in Sports Science and Sports Economics. His research concentrated specifically on the productivity levels of teams, positional units and individual players performing in German Bundesliga football. Thr...

Marco is a NSCA qualified Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Sport Scientist. He acquired his Bachelor and Master degrees (First Class) in Sport Science at the University of Verona (Italy). He completed his PhD in Sport and Exercise Science in the Department...

Dawn trained as a Registered General Nurse (Adult) at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Following registration, Dawn completed a DipHe in Nursing Practice, gaining academic credits and ENB recognition for Diabetes Nursing and Tissue Viability. Whilst working full-...