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Research Interests

Pedagogy; Transplant Sport; Soft tissue mobilisations; Physical activity in older adults



I was educated at the Royal London Hospital and subsequently worked as a Physiotherapist later specialising in sports therapy. I have worked with international, national and local sports persons from a variety of disciplines. Subsequently I became as a clinical tutor for the physiotherapy degree. In 2004 I initiated and developed a Therapy Clinic for Coventry University in their sports centre working with sports scholarship students, staff and general public. My clinical experiences range from working in practice to placements at the Olympic and Paralympic games, National schools games, International children’s games, World and British Transplant games to the London marathon besides local sporting teams.

I started lecturing for the newly developed Sports Therapy course in 2009 becoming a principal lecturer in 2016 where my responsibilities are for effective day to day management and long term planning in relation to delivery of the sports therapy course, organisational responsibilities including planning course content, development of delivery, assessment and student performance review. I am the clinical lead sports therapy and academic misconduct officer. I am a senior fellow of the Higher Education Authority and have recently been awarded honorary membership of the society of Sports therapy.

I have been associated with Transplant sport since 2006 working as a physiotherapist at the annual British Transplant games. I have also worked at the last 3 World Transplant games taking 6 students to Argentina.




My early research developed through my clinical practice evaluating Programme for People with Ankylosing Spondylitis and has developed to me;

Currently leading:

  • Project to develop animated characters in virtual reality to enhance teaching for students
  • Research into the effect of massage on cervical spine in older adults

Supporting research:

  • Exercise in older adults to validate a new exercise test
  • Observe the effect of exercise on balance in older adults

Previous research:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Functional Movement screen in children and older adults
  • The effect of caffeine ingestion on performance
  • Problem based Learning
  • Functional fitness in older adults
  • Dynamic balance in children
  • Y-balance in older adults/sporting populations both upper and lower body
  • Investigation into absenteeism at work
  • Research into new products: fidgety foot stool, bath study, wearable goniometer, blanket bath


Area of Expertise:

  • Assessment and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal problems

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Research Output 2011 2019

Cervical range of motion in school age rugby union players: A cross sectional study

Morgan, R., Leddington Wright, S., Noon, M., Robertson, P. & Price, M., Jul 2019, In : Physical Therapy in Sport. 38, p. 123-131 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Articular Range of Motion
Cross-Sectional Studies
Age Groups
Risk Reduction Behavior
secondary school
1 Citation (Scopus)

Height matters: The experiences of very tall young British adults in relation to managing everyday occupations

Booth, J., Rihtman, T., Leddington Wright, S., Taylor, M. C. & Price, M., 3 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Occupational Science. 26, 2, p. 233-244 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

occupational choice

Therapeutic perceptions in management of Transplant Athletes at Transplant Games

Leddington Wright, S., Bloxham, A., Hames, T. & Price, M., Sep 2019, In : Physical Therapy in Sport. 39, p. 114-119 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Athletic Performance

Transplantee athlete training characteristics

Hames, T., Leddington Wright, S., Thake, D. & Price, M., Feb 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Activities 2003 2019

  • 9 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

Working with transplantee athletes

Sheila Leddington Wright (Speaker)
12 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society

Thomas Hames (Speaker), Sheila Leddington Wright (Speaker)
30 Jun 20185 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Academy of Sport and Physical Activity Student Conference

Sheila Leddington Wright (Keynote Speaker)
14 Jan 201515 Jan 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

University of Central Lancashire, Preston and McKenzie Annual Conference

Sheila Leddington Wright (Speaker)
9 Nov 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

6th International Congress on Science and Skiing

Sheila Leddington Wright (Speaker)
7 Jul 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference