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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Cathy Thomas

Following the completion of an undergraduate degree in Human Movement Studies (Brunel University, formerly Borough Road College), I completed a PGCE and began my early career in secondary education. From this position I was successfully appointed to develop Higher Education at Lincoln College and established a range of undergraduate provision. During this time I was awarded a Masters in Education. In 2006 the University of Lincoln appointed me to lead the new School of Sport and which has established itself to become a school that offers a high level of provision, with excellent resources. One of my areas of sporting interest is athletics and during my spare time I am involved in coaching.

Department Responsibilities

As Head of the School of Sport and Exercise Science I manage a motivated team that has achieved success within the School. In the last 6 years, since the School was established, we have achieved growth in terms of student numbers, developed a state-of –the-art Human Performance Centre within the university and led the Subject area to become a high achiever within the UK in terms of student Satisfaction (National Student Survey).

Subject Specialism

Applied Principles of Teaching and Coaching


  • 2012 Teaching Fellow: Higher Education Academy
  • 1995 Masters inEducation: University of Nottingham
  • 1983 Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Brunel University (formerly Borough Road College).
  • 1982 BA Human Movement: Brunel University (formerly Borough Road College).


  • 2010 Multi-skills Gifted and Talented £3,000
  • 2011 Playground Markings Evaluation £20,200
  • 2012 Jubilee Consultancy £1,250


2011: Evaluating the impact of the introduction of multi-skill areas (playground markings) into primary schools within Lincolnshire. 2012: Measuring the Energy Consumption of Flag Waving

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Physical Education and Sport