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Masters of Their Own Destinies

It’s always great to hear from our graduates, and there has been a lot of exciting news recently from graduates of the MSc Sport Science concerning new career moves in the UK and overseas:

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Mike Hewitt is a Product Specialist for ConMed Australia in Western Australia, a position which allows him to use his biomechanics knowledge in providing orthopaedic surgeons with surgical support and sports medicine product knowledge. Mike says “My role requires attending surgery to provide the surgeon and their operating team with support when using ConMed’s orthopaedic products. Typical cases include repairing a torn rotator cuff / labrum, reconstruction of an ACL/PCL ligament, and repair of a fractured condyle.”


Mark Harrison is Managing Director and Co-Founder of My Endurance, a company offering sports supplements especially for the endurance athlete. Mark acquired his expertise in this area from working for Monster Supplements and his own experiences as a competitive triathlete.
Sandro Dias has started a PhD in Strength and Conditioning in the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon. This builds on work he previously undertook as a sports scientist at Woodhouse Training Lab in Cascais, Portugal and the Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach at Cascais Rugby.
Jo Osborn focused on nutrition projects during her course and is putting this knowledge to good use at Social Change UK, where she is the editor of Relish Magazine and is also involved with their MenuLab product.


We would to like to wish them all the best in their new positions, and would love to receive updates from other graduates of any of our programmes.


Lincoln Students Shine At UKSCA National Conference

The School are very proud of three students who gave research presentations at the recent 2014 UK Strength & Conditioning Association Annual Conference. Emma Hall and Lee Corry, who have both just completed their BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science degrees, presented research posters based upon their dissertation projects.  Emma’s work, co-authored by her supervisor Dan Bishop, was entitled “The effect of plyometric training on handspring vault performance in adolescent female gymnasts”. Lee’s study, “Dietary nitrate enhances power output during the early phases of maximal intensity sprint cycling”, was co-authored by his supervisor Tom Gee.


 Emma  presenting her work

Postgraduate student Paul Harsley presented a poster entitled “Reproducibility of speed, agility and power assessments in elite academy footballers “. These results represent part of his ongoing MSc by Research project, which is being supervised by Dan and Tom.

All of the presentations were well received, reflecting the quality of the strength and conditioning research being undertaken within the School.  Particular congratulations are due to Lee and Tom, who were awarded a conference prize for Best Poster! This is a remarkable achievement for an undergraduate study, and the recognition added to Lee’s positive reaction to the conference:

“The UKSCA conference was a fantastic experience; it was interesting listening to leading researchers in the field, especially those whose studies I had used in my own undergraduate work. It was a pleasure to represent the University at the conference by presenting Tom’s and my poster, and was also great to see interesting posters from other universities. When our poster was announced as one of the winners it was totally unexpected and a little bit surreal. This was a very proud moment for us both knowing all the hard work that was put into the study and poster had paid off. For me this award topped off a great final academic year.”

Lee Corry UKSCA

Lee with his award-winning poster