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David Binney

David Binney

Principal Lecturer


I am a principal lecturer of physiology and research skills and postgraduate academic delivery lead for sport here at Sheffield Hallam University.

I have been academic advisor to the BBC and Channel 4 television programmes involving climbing and its relationship to the human body. Author of many climbing related academic and magazine articles, covering topics such on training, injuries, medical support, coaching and long term athlete development (LTAD).


I have appeared as key note speaker for several international conferences on climbing, wining the prize for ‘greatest contribution’ at the 2003 International Conference on Strength and Conditioning. Formerly the British Junior Climbing team head coach for 10 years and has instigated the setting up of several support structures, including sports science, medical and physiotherapy.

I have also been the chair of the British Mountaineering Council’s High Performance Steering Group and I have sat on various other BMC committees.I am currently heavily involved in the development and implementation of coaching education system in climbing for the UK.


Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Academy of sport and physical activity 


Journal articles

Dunn, M., Claxton, D., Fletcher, G., Wheat, J., & Binney, D. (2018). Effects of running retraining on biomechanical factors associated with lower limb injury. Human Movement Science, 58, 21-31.

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