Dr Ben Oliver

Lecturer in Sport Rehabilitation

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences


  • BSc (University of Central Lancashire)
  • PhD (University of Salford)


Ben joined the Sport Rehabilitation lecturing team in September 2020, alongside working in semi-professional rugby union and directing two private sports injury clinics.

Ben graduated in 2014 from the University of Central Lancashire with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy. Ben then completed his PhD at the University of Salford in 2021. His thesis was titled "The role of infrared thermal imaging in the assessment of chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy". Ben is now undertaking his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice at the University of Hull.

Ben is the module leader for Clinical Biomechanics and Clinical Skills, and teaches Professional Practice 1, which are all second-year modules. In addition to this, Ben is a dissertation supervisor and a student placement coordinator for the degree programme.

Research interests

Achilles tendon, tendinopathy, infrared thermal imaging, exercise-based rehabilitation