Leanne Adeyemi

Lecturer in Sports Therapy

School of Sport and Exercise Science


Contact Details

email: l.adeyemi@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542823

Leanne is a graduate Sports Therapist who joined the University of Worcester in August 2018. She has previously taught across BSc Sports Therapy and, Sport and Exercise Science programmes.

Leanne has worked with athletes from a range of sports at amateur and professional level including ice hockey, American football, long-distance running, swimming and badminton.

Leanne was awarded The Society of Sports Therapists Bruce Hobbs Travelling Scholarship in 2015. Using this scholarship along with further team fundraising, she supported Team GB as a Sports Therapist at The World Transplant Games 2015, in Argentina.


  • Currently undertaking PhD in Bimolecular and Sports Science, Coventry University
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning, Coventry University
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, Coventry University
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests:

Leanne enjoys teaching across all areas of Sports Therapy and is currently teaching:

  • Principles and Practice of Training
  • Research Skills for Sports Therapists
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Study Skills for Sports Therapists
  • Trauma Management, Examination and Assessment

Research Interests

Leanne is currently undertaking the latter stages of her PhD in Understanding Fundamental Motor Skill development, physical activity and obesity in primary school children from ethnic backgrounds.

Professional Bodies

  • Member of The Society of Sports Therapists
  • European College of Sports Science
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Adeyemi-Walker, L. J., Duncan, M., Tallis, J., and Eyre, E. (2018) Fundamental Motor Skills of Children in Deprived Areas of England: A Focus on Age, Gender and Ethnicity, Children, 5 (8), 110.

Eyre, E. L., Walker, L. J., & Duncan, M. J. (2018) Fundamental Movement Skills of Children Living in England: The Role of Ethnicity and Native English Language, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 003151257745437.

Duncan, M. L., Lawson, C., Walker, L. J., Stodden, D., & Eyre, E. L. (2017) The Utility of the Supine-to-Stand Test as a Measure of Functional Motor Competence in Children Aged 5–9 Years, Sports, 5(3), p. 67.

Walker, L. J., and Duncan, J. M. (2015) A Review of Sport-Specific Performance Testing in Squash, The Journal of the UK Strength & Conditioning Association, (36), pp. 7–14.