Edward Stanhope

Senior Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Edward graduated from University of Birmingham in 2013 with a first class (hons) sport therapy degree. Upon graduation, Edward accepted a position with the University College Birmingham as a graduate sport therapy lecturer, in this role Edward worked closely with the sport therapy lecturers to provide support to students undertaking the undergraduate BSc/FdSc sport therapy course, while completing his post graduate certificate in teaching and learning in vocational subjects. In 2014, Edward was offered a position at Bournville College where he oversaw the sport undergraduate provision that was offered at the college in partnership with Newman University. In 2016, Edward returned to University College Birmingham as a lecturer is sport, where he taught across the sport therapy, sport fitness studies and strength, conditioning and sport nutrition programmes. During his time at the university he developed the academic/research strand of these courses and managed the final year research project on the sport fitness degree. In 2019, Edward was awarded a master’s in teaching and learning with distinction from the University of Birmingham and was also awarded a master’s in clinical trials with distinction from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Edward’s contribution to sustained teaching and learning has been recognised by the higher education academy where he is a Senior Fellow.

Edward is now working towards his PhD at the University of Wolverhampton, where his work focusses on the influence of exercise/physical activity during the treatment continuum in women with breast cancer.

Professional memberships and activities

SFHEA Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

2019 MSc Clinical Trials (London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
2019 MA Teaching and Learning (University of Birmingham)
2014 PGTVLS Teaching and Learning in Vocational Subjects (University of Birmingham)
2013 BSc Sport Therapy (University of Birmingham)


  • Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Peripheral and Spinal Joint Assessment
  • Exercise/Physical Activity in Special Populations
  • Trial Methodology
  • Data Synthesis and Analysis
  • Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

Research interests

Current projects:

The effects of cryo-compression (GameReady) therapy on shoulder proprioception in healthy adults: A randomised crossover trial

Online Resource for Recruitment research in Clinical triAls’ (http://www.orrca.org.uk/)

Teaching the undefinable: a systematic review of professionalism teaching for postgraduate surgeons

Overview of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of major chronic disease

A critical review of the biological mechanisms/models associated with breast cancer and the influence of exercise on these biomarkers

A systematic review of the effects of exercise interventions in older women (>65 years) with breast cancer

The CanDance trial, is a trial which has received funding from the University of Wolverhampton to assess the effects of a 12 week (3 days per week) dance intervention versus a 12 week partially supervised physical activity behaviour change intervention, using wearable technology, on quality of life, depressive symptoms and cardiorespiratory fitness in inactive older women with breast cancer post-adjuvant therapy, compared with a wait-list usual care condition

The feasibility of an exercise-based prehabilitation intervention utilising the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) and wearable technology for women awaiting surgery following breast cancer diagnosis: PREHAP
Intrasession and intersession reliability of the Run RocketTM in recreationally active male and female participants (under peer review)

The effectiveness of online learning strategies compared to traditional learning strategies on learning outcomes of UK Higher Education students: a meta-analysis (under peer review)

Enterprise and commercial interests

Consultant Sport Therapist at Furniss Sport Injury Clinic


L4 Sports Massage and Rehabilitation Tools
L4 Foundations in Sports Therapy
L4 Clinical Anatomy
L4 Academic Skills and Employability
L5 Research and Graduate Employability
L5 Sports Injury Assessment
L5 Sports Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation
L6 Sport Therapy Practice
L6 Professional Placement in Sports Therapy
L6 Vertebral Mobilisations and Interventions
L6 Business and Entrepreneurism in Sports Therapy
L6 Personal and Professional Development


Godwin, M., Stanhope, E., Bateman, J., & Mills, H. (2020). An acute bout of self-myofascial release does not affect drop jump performance despite an increase in ankle range of motion. Sports, In Press.

Godwin, M., Matthews, J., Stanhope, E., & Richards, K. (2020). Intra and intersession reliability of the Run RocketTM in recreationally trained participants. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 0. doi:https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2021.161.05

Stanhope, E., Naemi, R., Bateman, S., Warnett, R., & Burt, D. (2019). The effects of cryocompression (GameReady) therapy on shoulder joint proprioception: Protocol. Retrieved from https://osf.io/rw5dz

Matthews, J. J., Stanhope, E. N., Godwin, M. S., Holmes, M. E., & Artioli, G. G. (2019). The magnitude of rapid weight loss and rapid weight gain in combat sport athletes preparing for competition: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 29(4), 441-452. PROSPERO [CRD42017055279] doi:https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0165

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