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Natasha Furnell, Lecturer

Natasha Furnell BSc (Hons), MSST

Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Biography

Tasha graduated from the University of East London with an undergraduate degree in sports therapy.

Upon graduation from university, she returned as a sports therapy intern where she was responsible for mentoring students and supervising the sports injury clinic.

Tasha did her final year placement at Reading Rugby club where she is now First XV therapist and the medical team lead. Within this role she has been able to work with all age groups from U6s to senior men’s teams. Throughout her time as a sports therapist, Tasha has worked at multiple private clinics and has set up her own business. In recent years she has travelled to Sweden to provide sports therapy for youth teams at the Gothia Youth Football World Cup.

In her spare time Tasha plays netball and is also a C award umpire. She is currently training to run her first half marathon.

Courses

Further information

Industry experience

  • Private clinics including: One Physiotherapy, the Warr Clinic, Fir Tree Clinic and Therapists on the High Street, providing assessment, treatment and management of sporting and occupational injuries.
  • First XV therapist and medical team lead at Reading rugby club, covering pitchside first aid, both home and away for the first team; assessment, treatment, management and rehabilitation of injuries; and general running of the medical team.

Teaching experience

Tasha has worked at the University of East London in a mentor and supervisor role for the sports therapy course. Prior to joining Solent, she worked at the City of Oxford College for a year, teaching on two FE course modules, sports massage and anatomy and physiology. Through this position she also worked in association with Oxford Brookes University on their sports coaching, fitness and rehabilitation foundation and BSc top-up degree, covering the rehabilitation modules in year 2 and 3.

Last year, Tasha completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education (PGCLTHE)