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Rob Williams

Rob Williams MSc, , BSc, PGCTLHE

Course Leader

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences


Rob’s career in health and fitness spans 20 years as a practitioner and educator. His expertise lies in clinical exercise programming and rehabilitation including cardiac, cancer and respiratory disease. His work as an industry leading educator in the field involves the design and development of specialist courses in clinical exercise rehabilitation and as a consultant to training providers across the United Kingdom. Rob has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Liverpool John Moores University, which he graduated from in 2005.

As part of the BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science course Rob has used his many links with clinicians and health experts to build Solent Exercise Referral, a unique learning opportunity for students to work with real patients referred from hospitals and medical organisations such as the Parkinson’s Association and MacMillan.

Rob has established himself as a trusted exercise professional who works closely with medical professionals and consultants to bring cutting edge knowledge and experience to his students whilst providing an invaluable service to clinicians and patients.

Rob is currently undertaking a PhD in the area of Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation and Exercise Referral.

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Obesity and diabetes management
  • Exercise referral practitioner and co-ordinator
  • Course director, The WRIGHT Foundation

Teaching experience

  • Industry tutor Exercise Referral, Disease Rehabilitation
  • Head coach, European Institute of Fitness
  • Associate lecturer London Metropolitan University
  • Senior lecturer, clinical rehabilitation The WRIGHT Foundation
  • Senior lecturer, Health and Exercise Science, Solent University

Research interests

Rob's key areas of interest is in how exercise and physical activity can help people rehabilitate and manage their medical conditions. Recently cancer rehabilitation has been a focus, mainly due to the growing evidence base of its effectiveness.