Dean of the School of Sport, Health & Wellbeing and Professor
School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing
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PhD-Exercise and Sport Science
BSc(Hons)-Exercise and Sport Science
Level 4 advanced fitness instructor with specialisms in chronic Low back pain and cancer
Sport and Exercise Physiology. Physical Activity and Health. Pediatric Exercise Science. Talent Identification and Development.
Saul has secured NHS funding to establish the University's physical activity programmes designed to support patients with chronic low back pain and cacner. Research in both these areas is on-going but it hasbeen presented in various conferences, papers and book chapters. Saul has secured funding over £200, 000 to deliver physical activity programmes and initiatives in the last 7 years. Saul’s PhD research was conducted at the University of Exeter in the area of paediatric exercise science. Using longitudinal design, he investigated the changes that occur in children’s fitness according to age, sex andmaturation having accounted for a plethora of confounding variables. Also investigated were the effects of ergometer type on assessing the development of both aerobic and anaerobic performance and metabolic specialisation of young people.
In addition to children's health and fitness, Saul's other research interests include long-term athlete development, the relative age effect, wearable technology and physical activity and health. Saul is currently serving as External Examiner for the University of Middlesex Masters Degree’s in Sport and Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning. He regularly reviews papers for the Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, and the Journal of Sport Science.
Followinga short playing career as a professional footballer with Birmingham City, Saul enrolled on a Sport and Exercise Science Degree at the University of Exeter.
In his spare time Saul enjoys surfing, mountain biking and hiking inthe outdoors with his family