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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Dr Owen Spendiff

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Principal Lecturer in Physiology


Since leaving an established vocation in Leisure Management in 1993, I have since spent sixteen years in academia. During this time I have obtained the degree awards of BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD all of which have primarily focused on Exercise Physiology/Nutrition and Statistics/Research Methods. I have worked in a few institutions {Staffs, FCOT(UniS) and Kingston} and my teaching experience ranges from level 2 to level 7. Over the last 6 years I have experienced most aspects of academic teaching, administration and management of both Further and Higher Education programmes. To date I have successfully led, managed, validated and revalidated upwards of 10 degree programmes.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2004 - 2005 PGCHE (University of Surrey)
  • 1997 - 2002 PhD (Staffordshire University)
  • 1996 - 1997 MSc Sport & Exercise (DMU Bedford)
  • 1993 - 1996 BSc (Hons) Sport & Leisure (DMU Bedford)

Research Interests

Fatigue & Force-Velocity Relations
Upper Body Exercise
Ergogenic Aids

Teaching Area

Human Physiology Exercise Physiology Research Methods Fitness Assessment

Other Professional Activity

External Verifier to Staffordshire University (Sport, Health & Exercise Degrees')


    +Professional Experience



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