Rafe Elliott
Academic Coordinator for Sport
School of Social Sciences

Academic Coordinator for Sport

Rafe coordinates and teaches on the undergraduate programmes in Sport. Rafe is a sport scientist with current research interests in physical activity and health related behaviours. He also engages in consultancy and project work relating to the development of sport and promotion of physical activity and health across the East Midlands. Rafe joined the staff of Bishop Grosseteste University in 2008, following six years at the University of Derby.

Teaching

Rafe teaches on a range of modules offered on the undergraduate programmes in Sport.  Teaching interests include physiology of sport and exercise, physical activity and health, sports development, and measurement and evaluation in sport and exercise.

Research

Rafe’’s research background is in measuring and developing the physical function of older adults. Current research interests include physical activity and health, theories of behaviour change, green exercise, and policy development.

Consultancy and projects

Rafe is currently chair of the Lincolnshire HE/FE Sports Forum and consults across a range of sport development initiatives throughout the East Midlands.

Current and recent projects include:

  • Healthy Campus, funded by Community Investment Fund and Sport England;
  • Sportivate, funded by Sport England
  • Quest for Gold, funded by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.