I am the Programme Lead in charge of all the sport related academic programmes, which include three BScs and two taught MScs, plus the MSc by Research degree. Besides the management and development of the degrees my role entails promoting the research output of the team and developing outreaching activities.
My background is in Sport and Exercise Medicine and I have worked for four different universities to date – both in the UK and internationally. Another role in addition to my academic career was in the past to teach sports medicine modules on vocational training courses for GPs and cardiac, pulmonary and oncology consultants and nurses. I am working closely with the national initiative “Moving Medicine” and was part of the expert group in producing the latest module in paediatric oncology.
Besides my research interest and publications I have worked practically as a S&C coach in the early days of my career in athletics and rowing and later in rehabilitation, also setting up cancer rehab structures, leading rehabilitation programmes as well as working in Disease Management Programmes.
Teaching and supervision
- Applied Coaching Science (MSc)
- Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (MSc, PGDip)
- Physical Activity and Health Promotion (BSc (Hons), DipHE, CertHE)
- Sport and Exercise Science (BSc (Hons))
- Sport, Coaching and Physical Education (BSc (Hons))
I have supervised over 30 MSc by Research and 3 PhDs and welcome queries in the areas of rehabilitation, hydrogen as medical treatment, military training and health technology.
My research has developed in the past from elite training and space medicine to chronic diseases (CHF, COPD, diabetes, cancer, and depression), occupational medicine, gerontology and more lately adult neurogenesis (neuroscience) and military medicine.
Centres and institutes
Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution
- Get strong to fight childhood cancer: an exercise intervention for children and adolescents undergoing anti-cancer treatment (FORTE-e) (led by UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ) (01/03/2021 - 31/08/2026), funded by: European Commission, funding amount received by Brookes: £542,627
Grusdat N, Stäuber A, Tolkmitt M, Schnabel J, Schubotz B, Wright PR, Heydenreich M, Zermann DH, Schulz H , 'Cancer treatment regimens and their impact on the patient-reported outcome measures health-related quality of life and perceived cognitive function.'
Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 6 (2022)
ISSN: 2509-8020 eISSN: 2509-8020Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Ekins C, Wright PR, Liebich M, Wright J, Schulz H, Owen D , 'The Effects of a Drums Alive Kids Beats Intervention vis a vis Behavior on Children with Developmental Delays. '
Open Journal of Pediatrics 12 (1) (2022) pp.67-74
ISSN: 2160-8741 eISSN: 2160-8776Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Grusdat N, Stäuber A, Tolkmitt M, Schnabel J, Schubotz B, Wright PR, Schulz H , 'Prospective Observational Pilot Study of Young Women Undergoing Initial Breast Cancer Treatment and Their Biopsychosocial Profile. '
Rehabilitation Oncology 40 (3) (2022) pp.125-134
ISSN: 2168-3808 eISSN: 2381-2427Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Grusdat N, Stäuber A, Tolkmitt M, Wright PR, Schnabel J, Schubotz B, Schulz H, 'Routine cancer treatments and their impact on physical function, symptoms of cancer-related fatigue, anxiety, and depression'
Supportive Care in Cancer 10 (2022)
ISSN: 0941-4355 eISSN: 1433-7339Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Ekins C, Wright P, Liebich M, Wright J, Schulz H, Owens D, 'The Effects of a Drums Alive® Kids Beats Intervention on the Physical Performance and Motor Skills of Children with Developmental Delays'
Open Journal of Pediatrics 11 (2021) pp.832-839
ISSN: 2160-8741 eISSN: 2160-8776Abstract Published here
Stäuber A, Heydenreich M, Wright PR, Großmann S, Grusdat N, Zermann D-H, Schulz H, 'Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Pattern and Biomarkers of Physical Functioning of Prostate Cancer Survivors in Rehabilitation'
Clinical Rehabilitation 10 (2021)
ISSN: 0269-2155 eISSN: 1477-0873Abstract Published here
Söntgerath R, Däggelmann J, Kesting SV, Rueegg CS, Wittke T-C, Reich S, Eckert KG, Stoessel S, Chamorro-Viña C, Wiskemann J, Wright P, Senn-Malashonak A, Oschwald V, Till A-M, Götte M, 'Physical and functional performance assessment in pediatric oncology: a systematic review'
Pediatric Research Online first (2021)
ISSN: 0031-3998 eISSN: 1530-0447Abstract Published here
Heydenreich M, Puta C, Gabriel HH, Dietze A, Wright P, Zermann D-H, 'Does trunk muscle training with an oscillating rod improve urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy? A prospective randomized controlled trial'
Clinical Rehabilitation 34 (3) (2019) pp.320-333
ISSN: 0269-2155 eISSN: 1477-0873Abstract Published here
Ekins C, Wright J, Schulz H, Wright PR, Owens D, Miller W, 'Effects of a Drums Alive® Kids Beats Intervention on Motor Skills and Behavior in Children With Intellectual Disabilities'
PALAESTRA 33 (2) (2019)
Abstract Published here
Zimmer P, Binnebößel S, Bloch W, Hübner S, Schenk A, Predel H-G, Wright P, Stritt C, Oberste M, 'Exhaustive Exercise Alters Thinking Times in a Tower of London Task in a Time-Dependent Manner'
Frontiers in Physiology 7 (2017)
ISSN: 1664-042XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Zimmer P, Baumann F, Oberste M, Wright P, Garthe A, Schenk A, Elter T, Galvao D, Bloch W, Hübner S, Wolf F, 'Effects of Exercise Interventions and Physical Activity Behavior on Cancer Related Cognitive Impairments: A Systematic Review'
BioMed Research International 2016 (2016)
ISSN: 2314-6133 eISSN: 2314-6141Abstract Published here
Memberships of professional bodies
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)
- European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
- Active Onco Kids (AOK - Germany)
Further non-academic qualifications:
- GP Exercise Referral Level 3
- Cardiac Rehab Level 4
- Obesity and Diabetes Level 4
- Pulmonary Rehab Level 4
- Cancer Rehab Level 4
- Physical Training Instructor
- Endurance Training Leader
- Health Trainer
- Coaching licence: athletics