Sarah Martin, GST, FHEA
Plymouth Marjon University
Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BH
Academic (post-school) and professional qualifications:
2017 – present PhD, “Pelvic mobility and gluteal muscle function in senior golfers with non-specific chronic low back pain”. University of Chichester
2012 – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2010 – 2012 MEd in Professional Development. University of St Mark & St John
Dissertation: “The effects of different modes of instruction on adherence rates to an unsupervised proprioception-based rehabilitation programme for the chronically unstable ankle.”
2008 - PGCE Post-Compulsory Education. University of Wolverhampton
2007 - BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy (2:1). University of Birmingham
Dissertation:“The effectiveness of a six-week proprioception-based intervention in University-level female footballers”
2004 - VTCT Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage. Cornwall College
2004 - ITEC Diploma in Activity Injuries Management. Cornwall College
2002 – 2004BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Development and Fitness); A Level Physical Education. Cornwall College
1997 –200211 GCSE’s Grade A*-C, including Maths, English & Science. Poltair Community School and Sports College, St Austell
Career to date:
2008 – Present Lecturer in Sports Therapy. Programme Leader – MSc Sport Rehabilitation. Maternity Cover – Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise (March 2017 – September 2017)University of St Mark and St John
2008 – August 2013Sports Therapist and Recreational Supervisor.University of Plymouth
2006 – 2007 Student Ambassador. Birmingham College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies
2003 – 2008 – Expedition Supervisor.Cornwall College St Austell
Research, consultancy and professional practice interests:
2018 External Panel Member – Re-validation – BSc Sport Rehabilitation.Twickenham St Mary’s University.
2017 External Panel Member – Periodic Review – FdSc Sport Rehabilitation and FdSc Strength and Conditioning.Middlesbrough College / Teesside University.
2017 The RFU Immediate Care in Sport Level 2. Course tutor: Richard Mack.
2016 Course Co-ordinator for development of MSc Sport Rehabilitation (Pre-Registration) –validated. BASRaT accredited.University of St Mark & St John.
2015 Faculty Panel Member – Revalidation Event – BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching, and BA (Hons) Football Coaching, University of St Mark & St John
2015 Acupuncture for Sports Injuries. Course Tutor: Bernard Nolan
2013 – Present Plymouth Devils Speedway. Sports Therapist &Sports Science Profiling
2012 – Validation lead for Validation of BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise with BASRaT Accreditation, University College Plymouth, St Mark & St John
2012 Faculty Panel Member – Validation Event - BA (Hons) English Literature / Creative Writing, University College Plymouth, St Mark & St John
2010 – 2014 Annual Sports Therapy and Medical Support at the Bontrager TwentyFour12 International Mountain Biking Event at Newnham Park, Plymouth
2010 ‘Operation Checkmate’ Physiological Health Profiling using the WATT Bike (British Cycling Team/Men’s Health)
2009 – Present Sports Therapy support at the UK Ironman 70.3 Wimbleball, Exmoor
2006 – 2008 Leamington Lions FC – Sports Therapist
Current membership of professional associations:
Member of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO) (through the University of St Mark and St John)
British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) Member
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Clarke, L., Martin, S., Cheung, R.T., Chan, Z.Y.S. & Shum, G.L. (2018).The Effect of Cold Water Immersion Application on Ankle Joint Position Sense and Trunk Dynamic Stability.J Sci Med Sport, Submitted March 2018
Martin, S., Bloxham, S. & Doggart, L. (2018).A Physical Profile of Novice and Experienced Professional Motorcycle Speedway Riders.J Sports Med & Phys Fitness, Submitted February 2018
Martin, S. & Evans, V. (2018).Assessment of the hip and pelvis in the management of patients with low back pain.SportEx Medicine, Status: Accepted for publication in July 2018.
Martin, S., Evans, V. & Doggart, L. (2018). Hip Mobility and Strength in Golfers with Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Registered with Prospero August 2017.
Evans, V. & Martin, S. (2018). Ethics currently approved and data collected for a project entitled “The effect of intermittent pneumatic compression and elevation on peripheral blood flow in the foot and ankle”
Evans, V. & Martin, S. (2017). Ethics currently approved and data in collection process for a project entitled “Online CPD to facilitate learning opportunities in the undergraduate Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation in Sport and Exercise curriculum”
2015 – Rehabilitation Adherence: Is it time to prioritise? SportEx Medicine, Vol. 66, No. 4: 24-28.
2015 – AIESEP 2015 Conference, Madrid. Oral Presentation.“The effectiveness of Core PE to improve physical fitness”.
2014 – BASES Conference.Poster Presentation.“The relationship between heart rate and positioning in professional speedway riders”.
2014 – The University of St Mark & St John Annual Research Conference. Poster Presentation.“The effectiveness of Core PE lessons to improve physical fitness levels in KS3 pupils”.
2014 – The University of St Mark & St John Annual Research Conference. Poster Presentation.“The Influence of Gate and First Corner Positions
on Race Result in Premier League Speedway”.
2013 – The University of St Mark & St John Annual Research Conference. Poster Presentation.“The physiological profile of professional speedway riders”.
2013 – The University of St Mark & St John Annual Research Conference. Poster Presentation.“Modes of exercise instruction to enhance injury rehabilitation adherence”.
2012 – Strength, Conditioning and Sports Therapy Research Symposium: Coventry University. Presentation.“Modes of exercise instruction to enhance injury rehabilitation adherence”.