Following a six year stint in the British Army and working in the security industry, Glyn moved to Higher Education by completing undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology, respectively. Glyn lectured and Kingston University and St. Mary's University College, London before arriving at Northumbria in 2009, where he is now Professor in Human and Applied Physiology. He the Research and Innovation Lead for the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation and the theme leader for “Optimising Human Performance” research theme, which has developed a reputation for international research excellence. He provides teaching, research, consultancy expertise to sport and exercise physiology, nutrition and strength and condition science.
Glyn is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA). He is a Chartered Scientist, Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist with BASES and is the Convener for the BASES Laboratory Directors' and Laboratory Accreditation groups. Glyn collaborates extensively with colleagues across the UK and the globe in elite sport, industry and with national governing bodies and an Accredited Strength and Condition Coach with UKSCA.
Glyn was a keen rugby player having represented the Army, Bath, Basingstoke and finishing his playing days at Esher. He has been a consultant physiologist to Harlequins FC, Harlequins RL, Fulham FC, UK Athletics, GB Canoeing, and has supported international athletes and Olympic medallists. He is now actively involved in collaborative work with the English Institute of Sport on projects addressing exercise recovery and optimising neuromuscular adaptation.