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School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

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  • Industry links

    Many of our courses boast strong links with prestigious industry partners including West Ham United and Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as excellent collaborations across primary and social care with Barts NHS Health Trust, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and North East London Healthcare Trust.
  • Research excellence

    An impressive 86 per cent of research carried out by the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience was rated either ‘world-leading' or 'internationally excellent’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. It makes us the top modern university in London for our area of research and eighth in the country.
  • Financial support

    All degree-level nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a training grant of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

Who we are

The School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB) is a leader in providing hands-on, experience-led teaching across multiple disciplines in biological and chemical sciences, healthcare and sports.

As a careers-first university, we are proud of our industry links. You will be able to study closely alongside local NHS trusts, private healthcare providers and professional sports teams.

    The School of Health, Sport and Bioscience at the University of East London is a leader in providing integrated teaching in Biological and Chemical Sciences,  Healthcare and Sports.

    You will gain valuable experience working across a range of specialisms with industry leading organisations such as West Ham United Foundation as well as pioneering NHS trusts and partners such as Great Ormond Street Hospital and HCA Healthcare.

    We have excellent on-campus facilities, including our multi-million-pound SportsDock facility, bioscience labs and the state of the art clinical simulation building that supports our nursing and allied health degrees.

    Our courses focus on practice-based experiences and research projects linking with both the regional London community and nationally renowned agencies. We provide you with opportunities to make an impact locally as well as globally.


    • Our degrees prepare you to make an impact on the world both locally and globally.
    • Our industry links will give you contact time with potential future employers.
    • SportsDock provides a world-class environment for our sports courses to transform learning into doing.
    • Our nursing courses were shortlisted in four categories in the Student Nursing Times Awards (2020).
    • University staff and students have volunteered their clinical expertise and skills at NHS Nightingale, including nursing, physiotherapy and technician teams, as well as staff and students volunteering for non-clinical support.
    • Emma Andersson, one of our BSc Physiotherapy students, observed a first for UK medicine in which a woman had a brain tumour removed successfully while playing her violin during the procedure.


    Key Features

    The School has a growing network of partnerships and we are committed to extending learning, research and creative practice through partnership and collaboration. Our strong links with prestigious industry partners allows us to offer our students invaluable and unforgettable experiences out in the field. Our current partners include:


    • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    • Barts Health NHS Trust
    • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
    • West Ham United
    • London Marathon
    • English National Ballet

    Industry Links


    School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

    Dean of School: Jane Perry

    • Ciddra Skerritt – School Business Manager
    • Jackie Cottrell – Deputy School Manager
    • Catherine Edeam Nursing and Healthcare Support Coordinator
    • Claire Mansfield – Programme Placement Officer
    • Victoria Sobotie – Practice Administrator 
    • Claire Greene Practice Administrator  
    • Monica Roach Departmental Officer

    Head of Department: Dr Matthew Almond

    Anthony Bone  – Principal Lecturer/Director for External Affairs
    Dr Julie Botticello  – Senior Lecturer
    Anna Caffrey  - Senior Lecturer
    Barbara Catwell  – Principal Lecturer
    Dr Graham Copnell – Senior Lecturer
    Hayley Edwardson – Lecturer
    Dr Jill Ferrari – Senior Lecturer
    Janice Forbes-Burford – Senior Lecturer
    Dr Kellie Gallagher – Lecturer Professional Health Sciences
    Mike Gara – Lecturer
    Manizha Hadi – Senior Lecturer
    Dr Mahwish Hayee Shahid  – Senior Lecturer
    Janette Howes – Senior Lecturer
    Dr Alexander Izod  – Senior Lecturer
    Odette Jack – Lecturer
    Raymond Lam – Senior Lecturer
    Stephanie Messner – LecturerDr Newbold, David – Senior Lecturer
    Liz Nicholls  – Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Physiotherapy
    Dr Carol Resteghini – Lecturer
    Dr Patricia Smith  – Senior Lecturer
    Irantzu Soldi – Lecturer
    Professor Duncan Turner – Professor of Neurorehabilitation Sciences
    Charlotte Vannet – Senior Lecturer
    David Watkinson – Senior Lecturer
    Paul Watts – Senior Lecturer

    Head of Department: Dr David Guiliano 

    Head of Department:  Dr Beverly Joshua

    Clara Calvette – Lecturer
    Nigel Davies – Principal Lecturer - Research
    Hilarius De Jesus  – Lecturer
    Don George Padam – Technician
    Jonathan Faulkner  – Lecturer/practitioner
    Emma Fawkes– Lecturer
    Sevim Kaya – Lecturer
    Dr Vicky Leah – Lecturer
    Jane Murphy – Senior Lecturer
    Valerie Nangle – Lecturer
    Joshua Onyango  – Senior Lecturer
    Kevin Paray  – Lecturer
    Madhini Sivasubramanian  – Senior Lecturer
    Stephen Thompson – Senior Lecturer
    John Vinod – Simulation Manager
    Robert Waterson – Senior Lecturer


    Acting Head of Department: Dr Stewart Bruce-Low

    Earle Abrahamson (SFHEA) – Programme Leader for Sports Therapy
    Maria Antritsou  – Senior Lecturer in Sport, Physical Education and Development / Link Tutor for Metropolitan College (Greece).
    James Beale – Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology, Programme Leader for MSc in Applied Sport & Exercise Science
    Dr Nick Bourne –  Senior Lecturer in Strength & Conditioning / Level leader 4 for SES
    Lee Brown – Lecturer in Sports Science
    Dr Richard Buscombe – Programme Leader for Sport & Exercise Science
    Adnan Chowdhury  – Lecturer in Sports Science
    Michael Cole  – (NTF) Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy
    Gerry Diver – Programme Leader for Foundation Degree in Community Sport Management
    Gary Doyle – Senior Lecturer in Sport Biomechanics
    Dr Andy Galbraith – Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology / Level Leader (Level 4) SES / Programme Leader MSc Exercise Physiology
    Dr Kara-Aretha Graham  – Lecturer in Sport
    Dr Nadia Grubnic – Programme Leader SPED / Senior Lecturer in Sport, PE & Development
    Dr Alireza Monajati  – Programme Leader for MSc Sport Analytics
    Laura Obeng-Frimpong – Programme Leader Foundation / Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy
    Andy Preston – Co-Programme Leader for Sports Coaching & Performance
    Camilla Smee – Lecturer in Sports Therapy
    Sarah Williamson – Lecturer in Sports Therapy


    Facilities and research


    UEL houses both sports science and sports therapy labs at our Docklands campus and biomechanics laboratories in Stratford - both serviced by full-time laboratory technicians. The sports science facility allows the assessment of fitness components from those that are vital for every day health to those important for elite performance. The sports therapy lab, along with the sports therapy clinic, allows you to gain much needed applied, practical experience.

    Recently, £2.5 million was spent on a new high-tech bioscience lab at our Stratford campus, increasing teaching space by 150% and creating more space for project and collaborative work.

    Our Centre for Clinical Education provides clinical training facilities in podiatry and physiotherapy as well as adult nursing. The Centre is London’s only provider of clinical and training facilities in podiatry and builds on our excellent reputation as a provider of education in physiotherapy, podiatry, sports science, professional health studies and subjects allied to medicine. Our Simulation Centre boasts cutting-edge tools including ’Stan’, a high-tech patient simulator mannequin.


    Our research has impact both locally and globally.

    Our internationally-renowned Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), regularly carries out research across the UK and also overseas. Its Reach Pregnancy programme works with Barts Health NHS Trust to improve access to antenatal care for pregnant women living in areas with high levels of poverty and high ethnic diversity.

    Other key research groups in HSB include our Medicines Research Group led by Dr Mukhlesur Rahman, Restorative Neuroscience and Rehabilitation led by Professor Duncan Turner and the Applied Sport Sciences Research Group , led by Dr Andy Galbraith.

    For more information on our research interests and groups, and research degrees, visit our Research page.

    Hear from our graduates


    I chose UEL because they offered the course I wanted to study and saw the progress they were making in sports. Also, previous students told me how good the lecturers were at delivering the course. Being at UEL opened up some great opportunities for me, including working with the US Olympic team and placements at Leyton Orient Football Club and Mile End Hospital.

    Samuel Amponsah, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
    Sports floor