Ben Drury

Dr Ben Drury

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Ben is a Senior Lecturer & Researcher in Strength and Conditioning and the Course Leader for the MRes Sport & Exercise Science degree. Ben joined Hatpury University in March 2013 having previoulsy worked full-time in industry and has since designed and developed the curriculum for both the BSc and MSc Strength and Conditioning degrees. Throughout this time he has continued to work with a number of professional clubs and organisations in the UK in coaching and consultancy roles and currently leads collaborative projects with a number of elite soccer and ryugby union teams. Ben is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Level 2 British Weightlifting (BWL) Coach as well as a BWL Tutor. Additionally, he is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Ben currently sits on the CIMSPA Professional Develoment Committee for Performance Sport working on projects to raise the professional standards across the industry for NGB's, professional bodies and higher education institutions. Ben's main research focus is within the area of long-term athletic development in which he completed his PhD investigating lower-body eccentric resistance training practices in elite youth male athletes.

Current teaching

Taught Modules:

  • Skill Acquisition in Strength and Conditioning (MSc)
  • Physical Profiling and Testing for Athletes (MSc)
  • Applying Sport and Exercise Research (MRes)
  • Youth Physical Development (BSc)

Research interests

Current Research Areas: 

  • Resistance Training for Youth Athletes.
  • Eccentric Resistance Training Modalities.
  • Skill Acquisition Strategies for Athletic Performance.
  • Female Athlete Injury Prevention Programmes.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport Science, PhD, Lower-Body Eccentric Resistance Training Practices in Elite Youth Athletes, University of Brighton


Award Date: 31 May 2022

PGHCE, PGCHE, PGCHE, University of the West of England (UWE)

30 Jan 201430 Apr 2015

Award Date: 30 Apr 2015

Sport Science, MSc, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Chester

1 Oct 20091 Nov 2011

Award Date: 16 Jan 2012

Sport Science, BSc, Sport and Exercise Science, Aberystwyth University

22 Sept 20051 Jul 2008

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008


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