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Dominic  Cunliffe

Dominic Cunliffe

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 3348 ext. 3348 Room no. RM212A


Dominic Cunliffe is a highly motivated and positive individual who was recently elected as a board member to the division of physical activity for health for the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES), a board of trustees member for a local children’s association and is a co-opted governor at a local school.

Dominic is building a reputation with his devotion and specialism in paediatric exercise, more specifically to the physical, motor and psychological development of children and has achieved several commendations from national governing bodies in the UK and further afield.

Dominic has acted as a consultant to the FA with their online coaching programme, as well as acting as a consultant to the Youth Sport Trust on their national schools programme, Hampshire Colleges PE Association and is a visiting teaching fellow with the Zambian Institute of Sport.

Furthermore, Dominic is currently undertaking his PhD in the cognitive developments of children, from Nottingham Trent University. He also holds a BSc (Hons) from Exeter University and the postgraduate certificate in education teaching qualification from Portsmouth University and is currently the external examiner for two other Universities within the UK on their sports science provision.

As an active sports practitioner, Dominic has over 26 years of experience within sports coaching at both professional and semi-professional level and is a UEFA Licenced Football Coach. 

Dominic holds many other qualifications from a variety of sports and is a firm believer in the coach’s role as a facilitator to the development of individual and team performance, which has seen him collect many award nominations at regional and national coaching ceremonies.

Notably Dominic has been a finalist for the local sports personality ‘Coach of the Year’ award for four consecutive years (2006-2009) and a finalist for the regional sports personality ‘Coach of the Year’.

As an academic, Dominic is a senior lecturer and course leader of the BA (Hons) Sport and Physical Education course in the School of Sport, Health & Social Sciences, with his more recent research focusing on creating an effective learning environment or children to aid delivery of physical education within the school setting.

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