Edward Stanhope

Senior Lecturer

Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

Edward graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2013 with a First Class (hons) Sports Therapy degree. Upon which he accepted an academic position with University College Birmingham teaching on the BSc and FdSc Sports Therapy programmes. In 2019, Edward completed his master’s in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Birmingham and a master’s in Clinical Trials from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, both with Distinction.

In 2019, Edward joined Staffordshire University where he contributes to both the undergraduate and postgraduate sport programmes. Edward currently leads the departments undergraduate research modules, including the undergraduate dissertation. In the same year, Edward accepted a part time position with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Distance Learning Tutor, where he is now the deputy module lead for the CTM201 Trial Designs module.

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.

In addition to his PhD work, Edward is an active researcher and is involved in several international collaborations investigating the effects of exercise and non-communicable disease, cryotherapy and research methods. For more information on Edwards ongoing projects visit https://www.edwardstanhope.com/project/

Professional memberships and activities

SFHEA Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

2019-Present: PhD Candidate, ‘The effects of exercise in women diagnosed with breast cancer throughout the different stages of their cancer care continuum’, Wolverhampton University

2019: MSc Clinical Trials (Distinction), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

2019: MA Higher Education (Distinction), Birmingham University

2013: BSc Sports Therapy (First Class), Birmingham University


  • 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


Stanhope, E., Carmichael, A., Gidlow, C., Cabral, L., Campbell, K., Lahart, I. (2022) The effects of exercise interventions on physical function in people with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials protocol. PROSPERO 2022 CRD42022289197 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42022289197

Kearney, A., Ashford, P., Conway, T., Cragg W., Devane, D., Gardner, H., Gaunt, D., Gillies, K., Harman, N., Hunter, A., Lane, A., McWilliams, C., Murphy, L., O’Nions, C., Stanhope, E., Vellinga, A., Williamson, P., Gamble, C. (2021) Developing an online, searchable database to systematically map and organise current literature on retention research (ORRCA2). Clinical Trials, doi https://doi.org/10.1177/17407745211053803

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, doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/sports8030037

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.17605/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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0165

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021