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Mario's areas of teaching are: Sport Coaching and Analysis, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Pedagogy and Coaching Methodologies. His research interests are in sports coaching, coach behaviours, coach expertise, coach education, learning and professional development.
Rita is a Senior Lecturer for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. Background in human movement science and psychology, focusing on developmental disorders of coordination, embodied cognition, driving, and performance optimisation.
Steve Hunter is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Science, School of Applied Science. He is currently the Head of Division of Human Sciences. His specialist subject area is Exercise Physiology. He has over 30 years experience teaching and learning on Sport and Exercise Science degree programmes. His research interests are: Exercise, health & wellbeing; Strength and conditioning; Athlete testing evaluation and training.
Kiros is Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science at the School of Applied Sciences and his main research interest is focused on the plasticity of the musculoskeletal system in response to exercise.
Dr Mansour is currently teaching and leading modules in the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course at LSBU such as Biochemistry and Genetics and Molecular Biology. He adopts blended and active learning principles – making the learning active, engaging and collaborative. Dr Mansour has a wide teaching expertise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in 3 different nations (Egypt, Japan & UK). In UK, during his postdoctoral training at Universities of Glasgow and Southampton, he engaged in several teaching and mentoring activities. For instance, he lectured in BIOL6077 (skills in Molecular Bioscience) and BIOL2011 (tutorials) at School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
During his academic position in Egypt (2015-2017), he had both teaching and research activities. At the teaching level, he lectured in practical Biochemical courses including clinical Biochemistry, Enzymology, Molecular Biology, etc. for undergraduate students from the faculties of Dentistry, Science and Education. In addition, he gave lectures on topics such as Molecular Carcinogenesis, Metabolic regulation, Protein Chemistry, Neurochemistry, Immunology and Bio-analytical techniques. Among research activities conducted in Egypt, he supervised up to 2 master and 1 doctoral course students to lead their own projects in the fields of Cancer Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The research goals of some of these projects were for designing novel drugs for inhibiting autophagic flux in cancer, sortase enzyme in pathogenic bacteria and hexokinase activity in Ehrlich-ascites carcinoma. Moreover, he participated and organized a number of international conferences and has been selected from a high research profile committee at university of Tanta to generally supervise research activities at the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Research.
Katya's main research focuses on the neurophysiology of movement with particular emphasis on the neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of physical activity and agents, as well as on electrophysiological signal processing.
Sophie Park specialises in biological evidence with interests in the transfer and persistence of trace levels of DNA and DNA profiling.
Clive has been teaching at LSBU for almost 30 years. He started his teaching career by teaching reactor engineering and safety on the BEng degree in Chemical Engineering and working as a member of the Explosion and Fire research group.
Miguel is a nutritional neuroscience practitioner/researcher with a longstanding background in the development of real world/consumer applications of microbiome science and technology.