Stuart Wilkinson

Lecturer in Coaching and Performance. , Course Leader for Direct Entry Students
School of Sport and Health Sciences


Stuart covers all areas in High Performance Sports including, Elite Sports Coaching, Psychological functioning of teams, Athletic development, athletes lifestyle and monitoring and is National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After 20 years playing professional rugby league, I then became an Award winning Fitness Manager with the National Health Service. Leaving mainstream industries I moved into full time sport in 1999 to become the first Player Performance Manager in rugby league with Leeds Rhinos. I was invited to join an elite group of Rugby League coaches, the High Performance line and was appointed onto the Coaching staff of England Academy, which became the first team to beat New Zealand and Australia.