Programme Leader for Sports
Simon attended the University of Chester for Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Sport and Exercise Science between 2006 and 2012, as well as completing a PGCert in teaching and learning in HE in 2018. Simon worked at the University of Chester for 4 years as a Lab Technician and Lecturer, before starting to work at Reaseheath College and UCR. Simon has his own sport science support business, specialising in strength and conditioning support for athletes, personal training for the general population and supporting sport training camps mainly for British Dressage youth academy and team sports.
Cushman, S., Bott, R., Highton, J. & Twists, C. (2018). Inter-day reliability of a Wattbike cycle ergometer sprint protocol in male rugby players. Journal of Trainology. 7(1). 1-4.
Moss, S., Enright, K. & Cushman, S. (2018) The influence of music genre on explosive power, repetitions to failure and mood responses during resistance exercise. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 37. 128-138.
Dobbin, N., Clarke, J. & Cushman, S. (2020) The effects of an 8-week off-season period on the mechanical properties of sprinting in professional rugby league players: implications for training considerations. Journal of Trainology. 9 (1). 15-18.
Dobbin, N., Cushman, S., Clarke, J., Batsford, J. & Twist, C. (2021). Differences in the vertical and horizontal force-velocity profile between academy and senior professional rugby league players, and the implications for strength and speed training. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
Cushman, S. & Harper, E. (2018) The Force Characteristics of youth swimmers. UKSCA conference 2018.