David Hickman


Lecturer (Teaching) in Sports Therapy


Contact Details

email: d.hickman@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542191

David joined the university in 2012 on an internship following his graduation from the Sports Therapy programme at Worcester. Since then David has enjoyed a number of roles at the University including delivering exercise rehabilitation programmes and classes to a variety of population groups, as a Sessional Lecturer in the Institute of Health and supervising sports therapy students in massage and injury clinics. He soon realised that he had a passion for teaching and joined the sports therapy team full time as a University Tutor at the start of 2017.

David has worked with the Worcester Wolves Basketball Club, England Basketball and Team GB Wheelchair Basketball alongside clinical work. Davids areas of interest are sports injury and rehabilitation through exercise, specifically within a musculoskeletal and neurological population.


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • REPS Level 4 Exercise Prescription for Long Term Neurological Conditions
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Currently studying MSc Exercise Rehabilitation

Teaching & Research


  • Sports Massage, Injuries and Illness
  • Trauma Management, Examination and Assessment
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Sports Therapy
  • Sports Therapy in Action

Professional Bodies

Member of the Society of Sports Therapists
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Published Conference Proceedings (Refereed):

Smith, J., Williams, B., Band, M., Hickman, D., Bradley, E., Richardson, J., Burton, C., Ackner, S., Ferrer, K., Griffiths, L.A., Wilkie, V., Bold, J., Hird-Smith, R., Thomas, S. (2014) SHAPE (Supporting Health and Promoting Exercise) Project for young people with psychosis and bipolar disorder. 9th International Conference on Early Psychosis, Tokyo, Japan. Poster B93.


Smith J, Williams B, Band M, Hickman D, Bradley E, Richardson J, Burton C, Ackner S, Ferrer K, Griffiths L Wilkie V , Hird-Smith R (2014) SHAPE (Supporting Health and Promoting Exercise) Project For Young people With Psychosis Early Intervention in Psychiatry Special Issue Supplement S1: November 2014,Volume 8, pages 30,122