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Simon  Brent

Simon Brent

Senior Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 3702 ext. 3702 Room no. RM242


Simon has been teaching within the outdoor sector for 14 years. His initial teaching role (at the University of Portsmouth) focused on the personal development of post-16 students with specific learning difficulties and disabilities. The main theory was based on group dynamics, effective communication and physical literacy.

Simon's teaching role within the sector changed in January 2006 when he started working at the University of Chichester. During his time there he undertook an MPhil (exercise physiology based), focusing on the creation of a functional flexibility test for rock climbers. Within this role Simon predominately taught exercise physiology, performance analysis of adventure sports, and research methods.

In 2008, his career moved back into the further education sector (Chichester College) when he became the advanced practitioner and section leader of the sport/outdoor/public service programme, predominately managing (and teaching) on the BTEC, NCFE and Access sport studies courses.

Simon moved back into higher education in 2009, joining the outdoor programme at Solent University where he became course leader in September 2012.

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Further information

  1. Research interests

    Simon's research interests include exploration of the main construct of outdoor/adventure education...
    • Exploration of the main construct of outdoor/adventure education.
    • Adaptation of fitness tests, forming more test specificity with regards to adventurous activities (land and water-based).
    • Exploration of methods used in the assessment of ability level.
  2. Recent publications

    Simon's recent publications include collaborative academic journals, follow the link below for more information...

    Draper, N., Brent, S., Hodgson, C., Blackwell, G., (2009) 'Flexibility assessment and the role of flexibility as a determinant of performance in rock climbing' in 'International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport', 9(1), 67-89.

    Brent, S., Draper, N., Hodgson, C., and Blackwell, G., 2009. 'Development of a performance assessment tool for rock climbers' in 'European Journal of Applied Physiology', 9(3), 159-167.

    Draper, N., Brent, S., and Hale, B., 2006. 'The influence of sampling site and assay method on lactate concentration in response to rock climbing' in 'European Journal of Applied Physiology', 98, 363-372.