Staff Profile

  • Michelle McManus was appointed as an Associate Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation and Conditioning at the University of Northampton in September 2019, before becoming a full-time member of the team in September 2020. Michelle is highly experienced in teaching and a qualified Sports Therapist and Strength and Conditioning coach with qualifications in Sports Therapy from University of Birmingham (2012), PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education from Nottingham Trent University (2013) and a Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning from St Marys University, Twickenham (2019).

    Alongside teaching, Michelle works with a local rugby union club to provide Strength and Conditioning and Sports Therapy. Michelle has also worked with professional and semi-professional athletes in football, basketball and martial arts.

  • Lecturer in BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation and Conditioning

    Module Lead:

    • SPO1037 Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy
    • SPO1035 Screening and Conditioning for Injury Prevention
    • SPO2070 Screening and Conditioning for Sports Performance
    • SPO3041 Exercise and Conditioning for Specific Populations


  • Main areas of interest in the following areas:

    • Training the female athlete
    • Wellbeing and public health
    • Sociology of the body, gender and health


  • Exploring the drivers and barriers to female participation in strength-based training; a study of women’s perceptions to strength and conditioning in women’s rugby union (unpublished)