University Tutor in Sports Therapy
Institute of Sport & Exercise Science
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. David’s 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
Teaching & Research
SPTH1012 – Sports Massage
SPTH1018 – Injuries and Illness in Sport and Exercise
SPTH1019 – Principles and Practice of Training
SPTH2010 – Trauma Management, Examination and Assessment
SPTH3011 – 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