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Staff Profile

Zoe Dawson

Lecturer, Sport

I am a Graduate Sports Therapist from the University of Gloucestershire with membership to the Society of Sports Therapists. I completed my MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Beckett in 2019. I have previously worked as a sports Therapist within team based sports including rugby union and league. I worked within the NHS for five years treating and rehabilitating patients with various injuries, aches and pains.


I predominantly teach on the Sports and Exercise Therapy course, however I teach across some Sports and Exercise Science modules, including biomechanics.

Courses: Sports and Exercise Therapy and Sports and Exercise Science.

Modules: Sports and Exercise therapy skills, Advanced Sports and Exercise Therapy Skills, Fundamentals of sports and exercise biomechanics, Strength and conditioning for Sports Therapists, Introduction to Sports and Exercise Therapy.


I am currently completing my PhD on habitual activities focused around osteoarthritis and cardiovascular health.

Publications and conferences


Nicholson G, Walker J, Dawson Z, Bissas A, Harris N. Morphological and functional outcomes of operatively treated Achilles tendon ruptures. Phys Sportsmed. 2020 Sep;48(3):290-297. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2019.1685364. Epub 2019 Nov 7. PMID: 31662010.