Physical Literacy Staff

Denise Leonard

Denise Leonard Denise is an experienced outdoor practitioner with over 20 years experience across a broad range of settings. She has worked in every aspect of the sector including; primary through to tertiary age groups, corporate team development, youth at risk including alternative to custody programs, expeditions and guiding. Her dominant professional [...]

Dr Nalda Wainwright

Director

Nalda is director of the Wales Institute for Physical Literacy (WIPL) at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She is programme director for the Masters in Physical Education and co-director of the International Physical Education Research Methods Summer Institute.

Kirsty Edwards

Kirsty Edwards Kirsty is the Physical Literacy Programme for Schools (PLPS) manager for South West and Mid Wales.  Through the Targeted Intervention Programme for Schools (TIPS), the PLPS also aims to support delivery of the Welsh Government’s strategic priorities for Closing the Gap and the Government’s commitment ‘to make physical [...]

David Gardner

David’s background is in exercise physiology and biomechanics of sport; he has provided technical support to athletes and teams up to and including international level. More recently, his interests have concerned how exercise and nutrition can be used to improve health, prevent ill health and rehabilitate after illness.

Dr Andy Williams

Andy leads the research activity of Wales Institute for Physical Literacy (WIPL). Most recently he has developed a new approach to outdoor activities in Physical Education with a focus on authentic adventure experiences and decision making.

Daniel Martin

Dan has over 12 years of clinical experience working in professional rugby union, cricket and rugby league as a Physiotherapist: He has headed up the Medical Departments at the Newport Gwent Dragons and Bristol Rugby. More recently he has acted as a consultant therapist to Racing Club Narbonne in France. [...]

Tom Moore

Outdoor Leadership
Tom Moore Tom is a qualified Mountaineering Instructor with over 10 years experience working in the outdoors, and currently lectures on BA Outdoor Adventure Education course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Tom is a keen climber, mountaineer and surfer, and when not in the outdoors keeps fit with [...]

Dylan Blain

Dylan’s expertise lie within Physical Education and Youth Sports Coaching. Within these areas he is an advocate of student centred approaches that develop young people holistically. To that end he utilises game-centred approaches to competitive activities and promotes the use of Sport Education (Siedentop, 1995) as a model that provides [...]