Physical Literacy Staff

Dr Nalda Wainwright


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 literacy as important a developmental skill as reading and writing’. The PLPS has been linked with the Welsh Schools Challenge Cymru programme developed by the [...]

Dr. Peter Herbert

Dr Peter Herbert Peter is an internationally renowned physiologist, having been the fitness coach for the Welsh Rugby team as well as working with numerous international athletes. Peter has spent a lifetime in sport and physical activity previously competing in world indoor rowing championships. He  now competes in track cycling and recently won Bronze in the 500m sprint in the UCI masters world championships. Peter's research has looked at the effects of high intensity training [...]

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.

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.

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. Dan’s areas of expertise include: Management of Pelvic and Spinal Conditions, Acute Injury Management, Sports Specific Rehabilitation and he has devised many Innovative Treatments for [...]

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 Cross Fit. Tom is the director our Mountain Training Association courses. Postal Address: Wales Institute For Physical Literacy, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP Phone: +44 [...]

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 authentic sporting experiences for all pupils within PE. Dylan’s research interests revolve around the development of self-determined motivation. He is currently undertaking PhD research into [...]