Dr John Malone


School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8065


I joined Abertay University in 2014 from Liverpool Hope University, where I was a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Science.  Previously, I held lecturing positions at University College Dublin and American College Dublin.

My academic qualifications include a BSc. (Hons.) in Sport, Coaching and Exercise (Manchester Metropolitan University); MSc. Exercise Physiology (Trinity College Dublin); PhD Sports Medicine (University College Dublin); PGDip Academic Practice (Liverpool Hope University). I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

My principal area of research is Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES).  I am currently interested in the development of NMES protocols for use in a home-based setting for elderly populations in collaboration with University College Dublin.

My wider interests include muscle physiology and ageing, sports recovery and strength and conditioning.  Other relevant qualifications include being a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a NASM Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer.

Current Post:

2014 - Present:   Lecturer - Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Roles include:

  • Programme and Module Leader
  • Division Rep for Health and Safety

Previous HE Employment:

  • 2012-2014:   Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Science (Liverpool Hope University)
  • 2009-2012:   Associate Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning (University College Dublin)
  • 2008-2010:   External Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology (American College Dublin)

Academic Qualifications:

  • 2001 - 2004:   BSc.(Hons.) Sport, Coaching & Exercise (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • 2005 - 2006:   H.Dip. (Taught) Exercise Physiology (Trinity College Dublin)
  • 2007 - 2008:   MSc. (Research) Exercise Physiology(Trinity College Dublin)
  • 2009 - 2012:   PhD. Sports Medicine (University College Dublin)
  • 2012 - 2013:   PG Cert. Academic Practice (Liverpool Hope University)


  • 2013 - :   Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Other Relevant Qualifications:

  • 2007:   NSCA – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) 
  • 2009:   NASM – Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) 


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