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Dr Lee Bridgeman, Lecturer

Lee Bridgeman



Lee graduated from Chichester University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science. Upon graduating, he took up a lecturing role in Portsmouth and completed a teaching qualification (PGCE) at Portsmouth University. While lecturing, Lee also completed an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at St Mary’s University.

In 2013 Lee left the UK to complete a PhD in Strength and Conditioning at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Lee’s research in New Zealand focused on accentuated eccentric loading during plyometric activities and exercise-induced muscle damage.

During his time in New Zealand, Lee worked with a range of Olympic sports in a sports science consultancy role and worked in professional rugby union as a sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach. In 2017 Lee returned to the UK to take up his current role at Solent University. In 2020 Lee was awarded Senior Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.

Lee is a member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, the NSCA and BASES and regularly provides sport science support to amateur and professional athletes and teams.

Further information

Lee has experience working with elite and junior athletes during training and testing sessions in the gym, field, or laboratory. During his time in New Zealand, Lee worked as both a strength and conditioning coach and sport scientist in professional rugby union. In the UK, more recently, he has provided testing and support for individual endurance athletes.


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