Stephen Bateman

Senior Lecturer

School of Life Sciences and Education

Graduated in 1998 from University of Wales, Bangor.
Practicing sports therapy since 1994.
Former director and head therapist of BackOnTrack UK Ltd Sports Therapy Clinics.
Extensive field and clinical experience at both elite and recreational level sports.
Strong focus on innovative teaching and learning through via digital applications


  • Injury Assessment

  • Soft Tissue Therapy

  • Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation

  • Lower limb coordination and relationship to chronic injury

  • Innovative teaching design and digital innovation

Research interests

Co-ordination of knee, hip and ankle joints within functional movement patterns and their relationship with common chronic complaints.
Adherence to rehabilitation programmes in elite and recreational athletes
The impact of innovative teaching and assessment on student engagement attainment and development

Enterprise and commercial interests

Manage Staffordshire University Sports Therapy (SUST) 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


Woodward, K.A., Unnithan, V.B., Bateman S.J. and Hopkins, N.D. Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Forearm Blood Flow in Elite Adolescent Soccer Players. European College of Sports Science Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 2013.

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

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020