Professor Ian Swaine Faculty of Engineering & Science

Professor Ian Swaine joined the University of Greenwich in February 2015.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) – Cardiovascular studies, University of Leeds, 1986-1994
    Thesis title: The Assessment of Indices of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Non-invasively Derived from Submaximal Exercise Testing.
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (B.Sc Hons) Sports Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 1978-1981
    Dissertation title: The Freely-chosen Swim Stroke Rate in a Maximal Swim and on a Bio-kinetic Swim Bench

Work Experience

Current – Professor in Sports Science, University of Greenwich. Department of Life and Sports Sciences. 2015-

Canterbury Christ Church University College. Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure. 2002-2015

  • Reader in Sport Science.
  • Department research leader 2002-2006.
  • Leader of Research strategy in relation to Hefce research capability funding and Hefce Srif funding (totalling approximately £1 million 2002-2007).
  • Leader of strategy for buildings extension in Sport Science.
  • Leader of 'Physiology of Exercise' research team.
  • Member of Faculty Research Committee.
  • Founder member of University Research Governance and Ethics Committee (2002-2005).
  • Leader Faculty Research Ethics Committee.
  • Founding member of the Centre for PE research
  • Patenting of a 'simulated swimming machine' (2005).
  • Patenting of a 'simple isometric exercise device' for reducing resting blood pressure

De Montfort University Bedford. School of PE, Sport and Leisure. 1993-2002, Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer.

  • Teaching exercise physiology to 'Sports Studies' and 'PE' students.
  • Research in sport and exercise science.
  • BASES accredited physiologist (Research and support).
  • Director of the Sport and Exercise Clinic (consultancy).
  • BASES education and training committee chair (1998-2000).
  • External examiner – Leeds metropolitan University certificate in health-related exercise and fitness (1999-).
  • Member of QAA 'panel of experts' for benchmarking of UK undergraduate degrees in Hospitality, Sport, Tourism and Leisure (Unit 25), 1999.
  • External examiner – University of Hull, Sport and Exercise Science (2001-2004)
  • PhD students supervised to completion – 4

University of Sunderland – School of Health Sciences, 1991-1993, Lecturer – Physiology/Health Studies.

  • Teaching 'Health Studies' and 'Applied Physiology' to undergraduates.
  • Validation of Sport Science Degree.
  • Programme leader for 'Health Studies'
  • Admissions tutor for Sport Science.
  • Leader of Sport Science research team.
  • Consultant physiologist to GB swim squad and to athletics squad for altitude training camp (Font-Romeu, France) 1992.
  • Director of accredited exercise physiology laboratory (BASES).

Leeds City Council – Sports Development Unit (1984-1991), Sports Scientist.

  • Promotion of health-related fitness programmes to the local community and to local industry.
  • Formation of the Leeds Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Programme.
  • Director of BASES Accredited exercise physiology laboratory.