Sally Smith


Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

School of Sport and Exercise Science


Contact Details

tel: 01905 542164

Sally gained a Diploma in Sports Therapy in 1993 and then worked in various amateur sports clubs, including rugby and volleyball. She also set up and ran several sports injury clinics, catering for amateur, recreational and elite athletes in the Sussex area.

After graduating with a first class honours degree in Sports Therapy from University of North London, Sally joined the teaching team at London Metropolitan University in 2001. She became course leader for the undergraduate programme in 2004 and has been working at the University of Worcester since 2007.

Sally's interests include cooking (especially Indian and Italian) and she plays very competitive golf.

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Teaching and Learning in Sports Therapy, especially skills acquisition Manual Therapy mobilisations, joint examination and assessment methods

Research Interests

  • Innovative teaching methods. Sally's research interest lies in developing methods of encouraging and enhancing student learning, with special emphasis on developing patient handling skills.
  • Sally and a colleague presented the findings of their pilot research into flipping, an innovative method of teaching, at the University of Worcester Teaching and Learning Conference, 2013 and presented a poster at the HEA Conference, 2013.
  • The use of electronic submission, marking and feedback

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Member of The Society of Sports Therapists


MSc (Sports Biomechanics)

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

BA (Hons) German Language and Literature

Diploma in Sports Therapy


In 1999 Sally won The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) Travelling Scholarship and visited Dr Scott Gillogly in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She presented at The Society of Sports Therapists annual conference in 2000 on the topic of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation. In 2008, Sally presented again at the SST annual conference on the topic of Reflection for Sports Therapists. In 2008, Sally presented at the University of Worcester Teaching and Learning Conference on the use of marking grids in Blackboard.

External Responsibilities

External Examiner, Newcastle College

Examiner for The Society of Sports Therapists