Dr Paul Davies

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Email address: Paul.Davies@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323267 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Science Areas of expertise: Sport and Exercise Science


I joined the University of Wolverhampton in January 2015.  Previous to this I held visiting posts at two universities whilst writing-up my PhD.  For my research I used ultrasound imaging to measure the age-related performance of the deep abdominal muscles in addition to extending a tissue-engineered model of skeletal muscle that mimicked the conditions from the ultrasound work.  I have presented the results of my research to peers at both national and international conferences.

At the Institute of Sport I teach on undergraduate modules in biomechanics, exercise physiology, and research methods and statistics.  I am the module leader for 4SR027 ‘Research Skills for Sport and Exercise Science’ and 5SR032 ‘Work Placement for Sport and Exercise Science’. 

Research interests

Skeletal muscle ultrasound, age and muscle performance

Membership of professional bodies

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice (University of Wolverhampton, 2016)

PhD – ‘Mechanisms underlying the deterioration of muscle performance with age’ (University of Bedfordshire, 2014)

MSc Biomechanics (University of Manchester, 2009)

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy (University of Bedfordshire, 2005)


Davies, P., Grace, F.M., Lewis, M.P. & Sculthorpe, N. (2016) Observation of age-related decline in the performance of the transverse abdominis muscle. PM&R, 8(1), 45-50.

Wyon, M.A., Allen, N., Cloak, R., Beck, S., Davies, P., & Clark, F. (2016) Assessment of Maximum Aerobic Capacity and Anaerobic Threshold of Elite Ballet Dancers. Med Probl Perf Art, 31(3), 145-150.

Further information


I have many years’ experience working as an exercise professional for a local authority leisure provider.  During this time I supported the local GP referral scheme and provided exercise guidance for people exercising with medical conditions.  I have also provided individual guidance for adults exercising within a mental health hospital.