Physical Literacy Staff

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 [...]

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, and finishing in the top 100 amateur athletes at Ironman Wales in 2015. Geraint’s research interests revolve around outdoor endurance activities, including the health benefits [...]

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 focus has been on mental and emotional wellbeing. This has included working with both harder to reach young adults, using the outdoors to foster positive [...]

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 settings. Through his involvement with young people on the fringes of society and those excluded form education, Graham’s professional focus has been on the development [...]

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 her Professional Doctorate. Professional networks include The British Diatetic Association and the Association for Nutrition and current work connects with Welsh Bowls and the Welsh [...]

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 Education and Creativity in Movement. Through this work she continues to develop innovative ways of teaching PE and is passionate about encouraging other to enjoy [...]