Professor in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences


Brunel University London, Uxbridge
Closing date: 
30 July 2017
Dr Lee Romer

The Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences is committed to building on its strong academic and research credentials in the application of exercise to health and human performance. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, for example, the Division was ranked 5th in the UK for research power and 1st in the Greater London area. This reflects a strong tradition of sport, health and exercise sciences coupled with major investment in state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching leading to significant growth and development over the last five years.

We are now seeking an exceptional senior academic to lead the newly formed Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation (CHPER) – a research unit within the College of Health and Life Sciences with a focus on cognate areas of cardiovascular, respiratory and neuro-musculoskeletal performance, health and rehabilitation. Members of CHPER include researchers across the College of Health and Life Sciences, including staff from the Department of Life Sciences and the Department of Clinical Sciences. The post holder may be in any area of research fitting the centre aims, but we are particularly interested in someone in the fields of neuro-musculoskeletal physiology/biomechanics in order to strengthen these areas of excellence and expertise. The post holder will also contribute to discipline-specific teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. Specific teaching duties will depend on the expertise of the applicant. However, a central theme of the new programmes within the Division is exercise and health – recognising the need to improve health across the whole of the population and throughout the life course. Thus, applicants with specific expertise in this area will be especially welcome.

You will have a substantial national and international research profile with commensurate and sustained research outcomes, teaching experience in higher education, and a track record of research, publication and income generation appropriate to appointment at Professor level. Your background will be in a recognised area of sport, health and exercise sciences. Your research and enterprise interests will align with the research themes of the Division/College and complement those of existing staff.

We work hard to provide a supportive and positive environment and the Department of Life Sciences has recently been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We are also a Disability Confident employer. The diversity of our staff adds greatly to this inclusive ethos, and we particularly welcome applications from women and under-represented groups.

Brunel University London is proud to have received a silver award in the UK government’s first measure of teaching and learning excellence in the national higher education sector. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results were announced on 22 June 2017. The award recognises the University’s efforts in delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students which consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Lee Romer, Division Lead (Tel: +44(0)1895 266483, email:

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