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Richard Farrar

Lecturer In Life Sciences

Richard is a part-time Lecturer in Life Sciences in the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Suffolk. He teaches and leads a number of modules on the School’s undergraduate programmes including BSc Nutrition and Human Health and BSc Bioscience, and he also coordinates the Level 3 Foundation year.  

Richard has extensive teaching and course leadership experience, developed over twenty years, and has held a number of roles including: course leader of BSc Human Biology, BSc Nutrition and Human Health, and BSc Sport and Exercise Science, Work Experience and Employability lead for Science, and Learning Teaching and Assessment Group member. He has led and taught on a variety of modules within physiology, biochemistry, and human health.  

Richard also owns his own health and fitness business, which provides a range of services to individuals and the charitable/public sector, including support for people to become and stay more physically active, exercise referral for those with health conditions, and exercise to support people living with and beyond cancer.  He is a qualified Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation Professional and works closely with the John Le Vay Cancer Support & Information Centre at Ipswich Hospital. 

In addition to a wide ranging interest in the exercise, health and wellbeing sphere, Richard’s specific research interests are centred around the following areas:

  • Cancer Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Oncology
  • Green Exercise and contact with nature as a means to improve physical and psychological wellbeing

Richard is also a Senior Activity and Health Practitioner member of The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.