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UEL's Support team

The support staff at UEL are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the UK.

UELSports staff

Matthew Tansley

Matthew has been with UEL since 2012 having previously worked as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for over 10 years. He is a graduate of the University of Roehampton in Sport and Exercise Science and holds an ILM level 5 certification in Leadership and Management. 

Since joining UEL Matthew has worked extensively with national and international level athletes in a broad range of sports to ensure their success both academically and athletically, culminating in a record number of UEL students participating at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games and the University achieving a BUCS top 50 ranking for the first time in its history.

William Ashby

As a former UEL basketball scholar for 5 years, Will gained both an BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Business Management and a MSc in Sports Management. He has spent a number of years playing semi-professional and professional basketball in the UK for teams such as Essex Leopards and London Lions which allows him to understand the work required to become a professional sportsperson. 

His extensive experience and understanding of the UELSports programme allows him to work closely with our scholars supporting providing them with a wide variety of support. He also provides a number of students athlete lifestyle support while he continues to progress with his TALS (Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support) course. 


Strength & Conditioning Staff

Duncan Oglive

Duncan has been Director of Strength and Conditioning at UEL for the last 3 years. A highly accredited Strength and Conditioning coach, he has a MSc and is an UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Duncan is also the lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for Basketball England & AASE. Alongside which he is also Director of DoTraining and Performance. Having Worked with multiple Olympic athletes for both London 2012 and Rio 2016, Duncan has years of experience working with high performance athletes from a variety of different sports.

Julie Gooderick

Julie has worked in professional sport for a number of years, and has been the head coach of the UEL programme for two years. Julie has an MSc in Strength and Conditioning and is fully accredited with the UKSCA. Julie began her coaching career with the LTA, progressing junior players into the professional ranks and enabling many to gain full scholarships to university. From this role, Julie was recruited to lead the scholarship programme for a prestigious private school, where she works with national and international athletes from a range of sports. 

Medical Staff

Simon Lack

Dr Simon Lack obtained his PhD in 2017 from Queen Mary University London (QMUL), having studied the interaction of hip and foot biomechanics in the presentation and management of patellofemoral pain.  He graduated from Brunel University in 2005 with a first class degree in physiotherapy, and went on to study an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at QMUL in 2010.  

Simon is a Research Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine and Physiotherapist for the Scholarship Athletic Programme at the University of East London.  Previous experience includes junior and senior roles within the NHS, working in New Zealand with professional golfers, local rugby and football teams, and working for both large and small London based private practices.

Carron Manning

Carron Manning is a co-founder of iPrescribe Exercise.  She is a chartered physiotherapist, who qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in 2000.  She supplemented this with an MSc in Sports Medicine from Queen Mary, University of London in 2007.  Carron has a wealth of experience in the NHS and private practice, and most recently she worked with Team GB athletes at the English Institute of Sport.