Director of the Musculoskeletal Science Research Group, Leeds Beckett University

As part of the School of Rehabilitation and Health Science, Peter lecturers on BSc and MSc courses in Sports and Exercise Therapy and Medicine. A background in sport and exercise science from the University of Limerick, Peter is an accredited performance physiologist with the Irish Institute of Sport, twice working there before the Beijing and London Olympics.

Peter became interested in overuse injuries from his own experiences as an endurance runner and completed a BSc Physical Therapy, in which he was awarded student of the year in a class of 40. As a result Peter has been involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of a number of European, World and Olympic athletes in the sport of athletics. Peter is an IAAF level 4 endurance coach and ran the endurance program at the University of Limerick for a period of 3 years (2010 - 2013). Peter uses his combined knowledge of exercise science and rehabilitation to provide athlete training camp support and coach education for the Athletics Association of Ireland. Most recently, Peter was team manager for the Irish athletics team at the European Junior Championships in Sweden.

Peter was awarded the 'Roadbridge Medical Research Scholarship' to undertake a PhD investigating age-related change in muscle quality at the University of Limerick (2010 - 2013). In 2013, Peter was appointed lecturer in Sport and Health Science at the University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth. In 2014, Peter was appointed senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. Peter is also the weekend pitch side therapist for local rugby team Leodiensian's RUFC.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of the Musculoskeletal Science Research Group, Leeds Beckett University

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Limerick, PhD