Mr Chris Kite

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Email address: Phone number: 01902 322234 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Sport and Exercise Science


After a career within the telecommunications industry I returned to my studies in 2010 and have excelled in all I have done. I began studying sport and exercise science with the culmination of my work focussing on muscle potentiation, fatigue and how they are associated with performance. The following year I began working at Walsall FC as a performance analyst intern for the youth academy and concomitantly wrote a Masters thesis investigating the determinants of success within a professional football team. I hope to have this paper published in the coming months. This year I have been studying for my PGCE (PCE) which has led me into teaching; I have been teaching sport and exercise science and exercise health modules from levels three to six. Accordingly the focus of my research interest has moved from sporting performance to the potential of physical activity as medicine and I hope to be involved in related projects in the upcoming months. I also hope to further my academic profile; I received some very positive feedback around the work I have completed for my PGCE and found the process of investigating pedagogy very interesting but my aim is to begin studying for a PhD in clinical physiology within the next 12 months.  

Research interests

Teaching and Learning

Performance Analysis and football


Exercise Physiology

Football Performance Analysis

Post-activation potentiation and fatigue

Academic Skills

Exercise Physiology


Access to Science – Telford College of Arts and Technology                           June 2011


Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) – First Class - University of Wolverhampton            June 2014


Sport – MRes – Distinction - University of Wolverhampton                             Nov 2015


Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Post-compulsory education (M-Level     May 2016

Previous professional experience

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton

October 2014

May 2015

Retail Manager/Sales Advisor – EE Retail

January 1999

August 2015

Further information

I was recruited as part of an initiative by the University to support teaching within the Institute of Sport. The GTA programme was designed to contribute towards student progression and attainment in addition to other academic support that may be required. Accordingly, I have been teaching on modules from level 3 through to level 6. I have also been involved in faculty wide outreach and student recruitment activities. As a requirement of this role I have also completed a PGCE PCE (M) and will take a role that is more heavily centred around teaching next year.