Staff Profile

  • Brendon Skinner was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning at the University of Northampton in September 2018. Brendon is a highly experienced teaching and qualified sport injury specialist with academic qualifications including HND in Sports Science & Sports Injuries from Nottingham Trent University, BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation from University of Salford, PGCE from the University of Northampton, FIFA Sport Medicine Diploma and is completing his master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine from University of Nottingham.

    Before teaching Brendon worked within professional & semi-professional football, rugby and private practice before he began teaching in sport injury and rehabilitation related programmes since 2006. His research interests focuses on informing practitioners on effective practice and application of treatment modalities with particular interest in manual therapies, myofascial and percussive treatments. Brendon is also a member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators Accreditation Team.


    • MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine – present (2021 completion)
    • FIFA Sport Medicine Diploma – 2019
    • PGCE (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education), University of Northampton (2008)
    • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation University of Salford (2003)
    • HND Sport Science with Sport Injuries (2000)
    • Football Association Intermediate Certificate in Management in Injury (1999)

    Professional Affiliations

    • British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)
    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning

    Module Leader

    • SPO1008 Anatomy and Human Movement
    • SPO1036 Manual Therapies for Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions
    • SPO2040 Mobilisation and Exercise for Spinal Conditions
    • SPO2041 Professional Practice and Entrepreneurialism
    • SPO2042Athlete Injury, Health and Welbeing Management
    • SPO3018 Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Main areas of interest in the following areas:

    • Injury prevention strategies / protocols
    • Manual therapy on recovery and athletic performance
    • Exercise strategies in the management of injury and health related conditions
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Brendon Skinner’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

    • Attainment of Senior Fellow status with the Higher Education Academy (2014)
    • Skinner, B, Bateman, S, Ashworth, P (2014) Knee Menisci: A review of function, presentation and assessment tools. SportEx Medicine
    • Skinner, B, Moss, R, Hammond, L (2013) Going with the flow: the use of aquatic therapy in sports injury and rehabilitation. SportEx Dynamics
    • Skinner, B, Moss, R, Hammond, L, Meyler, J (2013) Whole body Cryotherapy: A cool new therapeutic technology. SportEx Dynamics