Colin Johnson

Associate Dean, Student Experience

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 464657

Colin is a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR) and member of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

He graduated in 1997 from the first BSc Sport Rehabilitation cohort in the country. Colin joined the University in 2004 after working with the Metropolitan Police Service and within further education at Selby College.

He has also worked clinically within the occupational health setting with Honda UK and all levels of sport including professional and amateur rugby union and semi-professional football. Colin is the current Associate Dean, Student Experience for the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Research Interests

  • The concept of professionalism within the ever growing fields of sport rehabilitation/therapy

  • Enhancing the student experience

  • Student retention


Johnson C and Hammond L (2018), ‘Learning professionalism on the touch-line: pedagogical challenges and recommendations’, Athletic Training Education Journal, 13(3): 290-298. DOI: 10.4085/13032910

Cleaver E and Wills D with Gormally S, Grey D, Johnson C and Rippengale J (2017), 'Connecting Research and Teaching through Curricular and Pedagogic Design', in Fung D. (ed.), Disciplinary Approaches to Connecting the Higher Education Curriculum, London: UCL Press.

Greig M, Johnson C and McNaughton L R (2014), 'Fatigue and Injury in Soccer', in Hong Y (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise (pp49-62), Oxon: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Lohkamp M, Small K, Forbes H, Walker-Johnson C and Clough A. (2010), 'Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) to Enhance Confidence in Clinical Skills for Sport Rehabilitation Students', Journal of Sports Therapy, 3(2):1-7.

Lohkamp M, Craven S, Walker-Johnson C, Greig M (2009), 'The Influence of Ankle Taping on Changes in Postural Stability During Soccer Specific Activity', Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 18:482-492.   DOI: 10.1123/jsr.18.4.482

Greig M and Walker-Johnson C (2007), 'The Influence of Soccer-Specific Fatigue on Functional Stability', Physical Therapy in Sport, 8(4):185-190.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2007.03.001

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE)

  • Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) (ongoing)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation, St Mary's College, Twickenham

External roles

  • Sits on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) as registrar

  • Has acted as an external advisor for several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the country

Awards and accolades

  • Innovations in Student Learning Scheme 2010, awarded £5,000

  • Developing a transferable framework for programme-embedded specialist study skills (additional proposer)