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Lee graduated from Chichester University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science. Upon graduating, Lee took up a lecturing role in Portsmouth and completed a teaching qualification (PGCE) at Portsmouth University. While lecturing, Lee also completed an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at St Mary’s University.

In 2013 Lee left the UK to complete a PhD in Strength and Conditioning at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Lee’s research in New Zealand focused on accentuated eccentric loading during plyometric activities and exercise-induced muscle damage.

During his time in New Zealand, Lee worked with a range of Olympic sports in a sports science consultancy role and worked in professional rugby union as a sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach. In 2017 Lee returned to the UK to take up his current role at Solent University, and in 2020, Lee was awarded Senior Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.

Lee is a member of the NSCA and BASES and regularly provides sports science support to amateur and professional athletes and teams.


Lee currently teaches Level 4 Research Methods (module leader), Level 4 (module leader) and Level 5 Biomechanics and Levels 4 and 6 Physiology. In addition, he is the level 4 leader and the placement lead on the Sport and Exercise Science programme. He is also a HEA mentor and assessor for the university.

Research interests

Lee’s research interests are eccentric training, post-activation potentiation and performance enhancement, and micro technology to monitor player load and performance in rugby union.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Effects of Accentuated Eccentric Loading during Drop Jumps on Strength, Power, Speed and Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage, Sports Performance Research Institute

10 Nov 20131 Feb 2017

Award Date: 1 Feb 2017

Master, The Effect of a Fatiguing Lower Body Exercise Session on the Postactivation Potentiation Response, St Mary's University, Twickenham

1 Sept 20101 Jul 2013

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

PGCE, University of Portsmouth

1 Sept 20071 Jul 2008

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

Bachelor, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Chichester

1 Sept 20042 Jul 2007

Award Date: 2 Jul 2007


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