Dr Susie Scriven


Director of Sport Partnerships and Community Engagement

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Senior Leadership Team

Contact Details

email: s.scriven@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855140

Susie has career long sport and exercise industry management experience, having successfully managed indoor/outdoor sport and activity facilities, staff teams and projects across all sport industry sectors, including professional sport franchise delivery.

Beyond sport management, she has accrued extensive fitness instruction experience. Adapted sport, exercise and physical activity for older adults is her specialism as a current practitioner. To encourage inter generation, student engagement, Susie developed and remains project lead of the inclusive UW Senior (65+yrs, no upper age limit) Physical Activity and Adapted Sport (SPAAS) programme. At the other end of the sport continuum, her 20+yrs of leadership in professional sport have given her a wealth of specialist knowledge in dealing with UKVI and overseas player contracts.


  • PhD: A Comparative Analysis of Sport for All Policies and Provision for the Elderly in England, Canada and Australia (1975 to 2005), University of Worcester (2012)
  • MBA, Open University (2005)
  • BA (Hons) Sport and Recreation, Staffordshire University
  • Postural Stability Instructor (Later Life Training REP’s L4, 2014)
  • YMCA Diploma in Teaching Yoga (2023 -  )

Scope of Role at University

  • Director of strategic planning around sport, exercise and recreation programme creation and subsequent delivery for students, staff and community members.
  • Lead professional support, staff management teams across the University sport, exercise and recreation facilities and services.
  • Member of SSES Senior Management Team (SMT).
  • Project lead for Lakeside Campus redevelopment.
  • Project lead for West Worcester Sport Park development.
  • Operational lead for Severn Stars Netball Super League (NSL) franchise.
  • Project lead for UW Senior (60+ yrs) Physical Activity and Adapted Sport Programme (SPAAS).
  • UW Executive Safeguarding Committee.
  • Director UW Worcester Wolves.

External Responsibilities

  • Represent the University at executive meetings as directed by Head of SSES.
  • TASS Hub lead.
  • Severn Stars Netball Franchise – UW Operational Lead.
  • Director of UW Worcester Wolves Basketball Ltd.
  • Director of Sport Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire (SPHW). Independent of University role.

Industry Background

  • Commercial leisure centre management.
  • Local government leisure services (supervisory, to contract management).
  • Commercial health club management.
  • Commercial sign making and advertising.
  • Accountant; payroll and office management.
  • Higher Education sector, sport and exercise service/facility management.
  • Volunteering in sport, exercise and PA environments.