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Mark Leather

SENIOR LECTURER IN SPORTS MEDICINE & THERAPY

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building BB133

+44 (0) 1772 89 5130

Mleather2@uclan.ac.uk

Mark Leather teaches on the Undergraduate BSc Hons Sports Therapy degree programme alongside the MSc Sports Medicine programme. He will be teaching on the recently validated MSc Football Science & Rehabilitation programme from January 2018.

 

Full Profile

Mark Leather qualified as a physiotherapist in 1983 where he spent 4 years in the NHS before moving into professional football. He spent over 10 years in the FA Premier League including 6 years as the Head Physiotherapist for Liverpool FC whilst he dedicated over 20 years working as a Head physiotherapist for Sunderland FC, Preston North End, Burnley, Brighton and more recently, as Head of Performance and Medicine at Bolton Wanderers FC.

Away from professional football, Mark has also worked as the Head Physiotherapist at Wigan Warriors RLFC and worked at the Commonwealth Games in 1986 and the World University Games 2007. He was formerly the Physiotherapist for the England Futsal Team, lectured for the Football Association and has acted as a Consultant Physiotherapist for IPRS a leading company in injury treatment and prevention services.

Following a previous successful spell in higher education at Edge Hill University, Mark’s role at the University of Central Lancashire is as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Medicine and Therapy. Alongside this, he is the Director at Mark Leather Physiotherapy Ltd and a guest columnist for the Daily Mail newspaper commenting on sport related injuries. 

Qualifications

  • MSc Sports Physiology, Liverpool JMU, 2003
  • PGCE TLHE, University of Teesside, 2006
  • MCSP, 1983

Publications

Research

Memberships

  • MCSP 1983 TO PRESENT DATE
  • HCPC 1983 TO PRESENT DATE
  • OCPPP 2007 TO PRESENT DATE
  • HEA FELLOW

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

MODULE LEADER IN THE BSc HONS SPORTS THERAPY PROGRAMME, MSc SPORTS MEDICINE PROGRAMME, MSc FOOTBALL SCIENCE & REHABILITATION
GOVERNOR LANCASTER & MORECAMBE COLLEGE