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Leadership and Management (Sport) Staff Profile

Head of Department - Richard Keys

I have a passion for learning and helping to ensure that students graduate with the best possible chance of gaining employment in their chosen field. From a sporting perspective, I support the mighty Wycombe Wanderers and generally enjoy most team sports. I am the Head of the Department responsible for the Higher Education programmes in Sport, Science, Media Make-up and Tourism.

Programme Manager - Liam Toomes

My background is based on improving athletes’ fitness and physiological performance. The qualifications I possess are an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. I have previously worked with athletes from the Great Britain Basketball team at the London 2012 Olympics.

Lecturer - Adam Brown

Adam has worked in a number of different sports coaching and development roles including coaching for Leicestershire CCC working with all age groups including senior squads. As part of this role he received a Sky Sports Coaching Award for Outstanding Contributions and Services to Coaching. He is currently head of men’s cricket at the University of Huddersfield. He has also worked with The Rugby Football League as a mentor to the elite young match officials before moving onto work for England Athletics as Club and Coach Support Officer where he was tasked with developing coaches on the Local and National Coach Development Programme as well as working alongside national event leads.

Lecturer - Lee Chapman

I have a background in Sport and Exercise Science and Fitness Instruction. My main subject area is Sports Psychology and the way it impacts on participants in sport and coaching. I have worked for Leeds City College since 2007. In previous work I have been both a fitness instructor and manager in the commercial sector.