Ben is a lecturer in Sports Coaching on the Sport and Fitness qualifications at the Open University. Previously he was head of Sports Science at The PGA National Training Academy at The Belfry from 2005-2016. Ben has a PhD in the field of golf biomechanics and motor control, studying movement variability and strength and conditioning for golf.
Ben's research interests lie within sports biomechanics, motor control, junior development and strength and conditioning. Some of his academic publications can be viewed by clicking on the 'publications' tab above.
Click here to view Ben's ResearchGate profile
Articles written by Ben on the Sport and Fitness team blog can be found here
Ben is currently involved in the development of module E117 - Introduction to Sport and Fitness in the sport and fitness qualifications. His teaching roles are listed below:
EXCF224 - Making your exercise and coaching certificate count.
Module team chair (production and presentation): From 2016/17
E217 - Sport and conditioning science into practice
Module team co-chair (production and presentation): From 2016/17
Alongside his OU role Ben works with many elite amateur and professional golfers (since 2006) providing strength and conditioning support. Ben is the strength and conditioning coach for England Golf's West Midlands U16 squads: 2012-present.
Ben is a reviewer for International Journal of Gof Science and has reviewed papers for other journals including Sports Biomechanics.