Physical Literacy Staff

Geraint Forster

Geraint is passionate about participating in a wide variety of outdoor sports and activities and is a qualified coach/leader in: mountain biking; road cycling; canoeing; kayaking; mountain walking; rock climbing and open-water swimming. Geraint enjoys working towards challenging events/expeditions having completed challenges such as the Tour du Mont Blanc cycle, [...]

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 [...]

Kate Evans

Sports Therapy
Kate Evans Kate has over 13 years’ experience working mainly in professional rugby union as a Sports Therapist; assessing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating rugby related sports injuries. Kate’s areas of expertise include Sports Trauma Management, Screening and Injury Prevention, Sports Specific Rehabilitation and Contemporary Treatments in Sports Injury. Kate is [...]

Graham Harvey

Graham started to work in the outdoors as a trainee instructor over 30 years ago. He is currently Programme Director for the BA in Outdoor Adventure Education and also teaches on the MA in Outdoor Education. A qualified teacher, Graham has managed outdoor education provision in a wide range of [...]

Chris Cashin

Chris is the Nutrition and Sports Nutrition lead across the portfolio of degrees within the School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education. Drawing upon an extensive career promoting healthy nutrition behaviours Chris is exploring nutritional literacy and nutrition intake in children and families in age grade rugby as part of [...]

Kate Piper

Kate first heard of WIPL while teaching PE in Swansea. She had the opportunity to work alongside WIPL and PLPS to enhance PE in cluster primary schools as part of her role in the secondary school. Her current role at UWTSD, Carmarthen is lead lecturer of Health and Well-being in [...]

Amanda John

Amanda is a SKIP Cymru © trainer for Wales Institute for Physical Literacy (WIPL) at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). After completing her Masters in 2017 through the university, in 2018 she has begun her doctoral research looking at the impact of SKIP Cymru ©. Amanda also [...]

Dr Simon Williams

Dr Simon Williams (PhD, FHEA), lectures in exercise physiology, epidemiology and public health in the School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education. Simon’s research interests have focused on the epidemiology of obesity and physical activity, in particular the metabolic and vascular disturbances associated with visceral adipose tissue and the effects […]