Justin Rich

Technical Specialist-Sport & Exercise

Technical Services

I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. I joined Staffordshire University as a Sport & Exercise Technician in October 1998 and progressed to become a Physiology Learning Support Technician in June 2000 which preceded my current role of Technical Skills Specialist (Sport) within Sport & Exercise.

Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Manchester Metropolitan University 1996

BTEC HND Science (Sports Studies), Manchester Metropolitan University 1994


As a technical skills specialist for Sport my expertise lies in the following areas:

  • Physiology and Nutrition based laboratory and field testing for teaching and research including online gas analysis (Cortex Metalyser and Cortex Metamax), body composition measurement via air displacement plethysmograph (BodPod), muscle function testing via isokinetic dynamometry (Kin-Com 125E) and maximal exercise intensity testing (Wingate and Opto Jump).

  • Health and Safety - risk assessments, DSE Assessments and accident investigations etc.

  • Procurement of specialist equipment and consumables.

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