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Claire Bruce-Martin

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

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Claire joined the university in February 2005. She has worked in the higher education sector for over 12 years having completed her MSc in Sport Management (Northumbria University - Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and Managing Business Performance) and is currently engaged in a PhD (Northumbria University – Transformational Leadership in Sport Coaching).  Claire is a Level 3 athletics coach and supports athletes from across the range of abilities from novice to high performance middle and long distance runners.  Claire is also a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach and supports the physical preparation of runners as an integral feature of their training approaches.  Claire also brings with her ten valuable years of industry experience gained within the challenging environment of FMCG. Her professional experience includes commercial and operational management at both regional and national levels, in parallel with a breadth of strategic planning, financial and human resource management expertise.  Over the past three years Claire has focused on the commercial and academic development of our programmes with national governing bodies of sport including managing the partnerships and leading the academic development of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for British Tennis, British Equestrian Federation, British Rowing and Football League Education.

Campus Address

NB 235
Northumberland Building
City Campus


  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL September 15 2005
  • Sport Management MSc July 31 2005
  • Recreation Management BA (Hons) September 01 1991
  • Associate Member Leisure Studies Association (LSA) 2007
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005
  • Associate Member Institute of Sport, Parks and Leisure 2004

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exploring the Practical Knowledge of Eccentric Resistance Training in High- Performance Strength and Conditioning Practitioners, Harden, M., Bruce-Martin, C., Wolf, A., Hicks, K., Howatson, G. 1 Feb 2020, In: International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
  • Systematic review of the technical and physiological constraints of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle that affect the capability of astronauts to exercise effectively during spaceflight, Laws, J., Caplan, N., Bruce-Martin, C., McGrogan, C., Lindsay, K., Wild, B., Debuse, D., Wotring, V., Winnard, A. 1 May 2020, In: Acta Astronautica
  • Applying Management Principles in Sports Coaching, Bruce-Martin, C. 29 Mar 2011, Sports Coaching: A Reference Guide for Students, Coaches and Competitors, Ramsbury, The Crowood Press
  • Delivery Structure of High Performance Sport in the UK, Bruce-Martin, C., Porteous, J. 29 Mar 2011, Sports Coaching: A Reference Guide for Students, Coaches and Competitors, Ramsbury, The Crowood Press


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