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Mr. Colm Gregory

Lecturer - Sports Therapy

Health, Sport and Bioscience

Colm graduated as an Osteopath in 1995 and entered practice life initially in Romford, Essex.  From 1997 to 2001 he ran his own multidisciplinary practice in Ireland returning to the UK to teach, practice and study, Colm has taught at the BSO, ESO, University of Kent and University of Essex before joining UEL.

  • University of East London
    Docklands Campus
    University Way
    London, E16 2RD
    United Kingdom
    E16 2RD

    Colm previously worked as an adolescent services social worker before taking up study to become an osteopath at the European School of Osteopathy in 1991.  Graduating in 1995 he worked in private practice for the last 20 years in Essex, Hertfordshire and 4 years in Ireland.  On returning to the UK in 2001 he acquired a small group practice and blended practice life with teaching at various osteopathic educational institutions, lecturing in anatomy, pathophysiology, orthopaedics, differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning and clinical practice.

    Graduating with an MSc in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation from the University of Kent in 2010, Colm became a sessional lecture at the University, teaching anatomy and sports injury mechanisms, treatment and management.  During this time he also was involved in supervising the student-led sports injury clinic.

    In 2014 Colm went to Essex on a .5fte contract juggling academic and practice life, leading on modules in anatomy and pathophysiology for sports therapy practice, ethics, professionalism, sports injury management and treatment on the Sports Therapy BSc Programme.  Withdrawing from practice life, Colm took up a full time role in the school in September 2015 and joined UEL in May 2017.  He still retains a directorship within his company and acts as a mentor to the associate employees within the business.



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    Colm enjoys a wide variety of sports including running, road cycling, mountain biking, but his passion is snowboarding which he enjoys immensely.   He is a reluctant "football dad" having two aspiring footballers in the family.

    Colm is a computer nerd and enjoys all things "techy" and as a result has a special interest in Technology Enhanced Learning and ePortfolio systems.