Richard Whall

Richard Whall

Lecturer in Sport & Physical Education

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR127

+44 (0) 1772 89 4925

Subject Areas: Sport, Physical Education and Human Movement

Richard joined the School of Sport and Health Sciences in July 2017 having previously worked in a variety of sport, fitness and education settings for 15 years. His main area of interest is in the development of fundamental movement skills and human movement across different sport and education context. It is here that his specialist interest lies and that will be the focus of his future academic research.

Full Profile

Building on his experience across a range of sport, fitness and education settings, Richard joined UCLan in July 2017. He was working in a Primary School before taking up his role at UCLan. He has worked as part of a specialist team developing and delivering multi-skills training awards to staff and students from Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools across the UK. He has worked with athletes and coaches across a range of sports, including tennis, football, rugby league, hockey and netball, and has been Lead Coach and Personal Training Manager for a number of health & fitness organisations. His current research interests focus on functional movement science and the application to the development and delivery of fundamental movement skills coaching and natural movement training.


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science with Mathematics, University of Liverpool, 1999
  • MSc Exercise & Nutrition Science (University of Liverpool, 2001
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education – Primary, University of Cumbria, 2013

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Teaching activities include delivering modules related to human movement, physical education and personal training across the Sport & Physical Education programmes.

In his career, Richard has been actively involved in developing a range of nationally-accredited multi-skills training awards, working in partnership with local councils, county sports partnerships and national governing bodies for sport.

Richard is still an active coach and movement practitioner focussing on fundamental movement skills and natural movement methods.