Dr Anne Delextrat

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


As a Senior Lecturer and Subject Coordinator, I teach several modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and I am also subject coordinator. I am also actively involved in our research groups.

Areas of expertise

  • Injury prevention
  • Exercise physiology and biomechanics

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

I am the Module Leader of multiple modules including:

  • Anatomy for Sport and exercise
  • Research methods
  • Applied Techniques for Sport and Exercise Nutrition

I also contribute in several undergrad and postgrad modules.


I am supervising several MSc students every year on projects linked to the benefits of sports supplements on physical performance.

I am also currently supervising several PhD students, including:

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Dr Erin Hannink The exploration of spinal curvature in the sagittal plane Active
Ali Aminalsharieh Najafi The impact of immersive technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality and extended reality on the performance and rehabilitation outcomes of young people after sport-related injuries Active


My research focuses on two different aspects: I am interested in training interventions in the prevention of hamstrings and anterior cruciate ligament injuries. My other research interests revolved around exercise in clinical populations, in particular the potential benefits of Zumba Gold in people with Parkinson's, and physical training in children with motor impairment.

Centres and institutes



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • BASES accredited sport scientist, in the area of exercise physiology.


Invited speaker:

  • Propuesta de small-sided games para deportes indoor: Baloncesto. III Jornadas de Actualización en Rendimiento Deportivo,Vitoria, 23rd of September 2016.
  • Avaliações Físicas no Basquetebol: considerações sobre as posições no jogo. Universidade Católica de Brasília (UCB), Brasil, 25 de Agosto 2015.
  • Análisis científico de la evolución del juego. V Jornadas de actualización en las áreas de medicina, preparación física y deporte, San Sebastian, Spain, 21-23 June 2012.
  • Carga externa en baloncesto: Su análisis e interpretatión. V Jornadas de actualización en las áreas de medicina, preparación física y deporte,” San Sebastian, Spain, 25 June 2011.
  • Coordination and skill acquisition in team sports: applications to coaching. 11. MeƋunarodna konferencija “Kondicijska Priprema Sportaša”. Zagreb, 19th of February 2010.
  • Effects of previous swimming exercise on cycling energy cost in high-level triathletes. Applied Sports Science International Symposium, Anglia Ruskin university, Cambridge, UK, 20th of June 2006.

Recent oral communications:

  • Delextrat A., Bateman, J., Esser, P., Targen, N., and Dawes, H. The potential benefits of Zumba Gold in people with Parkinson’s: a feasibility study. Winter Congress of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation, 2nd of February 2016, London, UK. 
  • Delextrat, A. and Cohen, D.D. Strength-endurance training reduces hamstrings peak torque drop in simulated football. International Conference of Sport Rehabilitation and Traumatology, Football Medicine Strategies for Player Care, London, 11th – 12th April 2015.
  • Delextrat, A., Baliqi, F., Clarke, N.D. Repeated Sprint Ability And Stride Kinematics Are Altered Following An Official Match In National-level Basketball Players.18th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS, Barcelona 2013.

Further details

Other experience

  • 2004- 2012 Senior Lecturer in Sports Science, London Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Exercise physiologist at the Fitness Assessment Centre, London Metropolitan University, UK.
  • 2003-2004 Post-doctoral position, Greenwich University, UK: “Biomechanical analysis of the shooting action in netball”
  • 2000-2003 Part-time lecturer in Sports Science, University of the South, Toulon-Var, France.