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David Hembrough MSc, PGDip, ASCC

Senior Sport Science Officer


Summary

Dave is the university's lead strength and conditioning coach. He has significant applied experience at Olympic and international level having supported teams at the 2012 Olympics and the Commonwealth Games as well as coaching numerous world champions in a variety of sports.

About

He is the S&C lead for England Volleyball as well as the head coach of Hallam Barbell Weightlifting Club. Dave manages the 'Performance Consultancy Programme' (PCP) at CSES which provides sport science support to a number of sports and community groups through graduates of the Universities Sport Science programme.

Dave is a well-recognised and respected S&C coach and also a qualified and experienced sports therapist. Dave graduated from Sheffield Hallams Sport Science programme and has also completed post graduate studies in both Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (MSc) and Advanced Business Practice and Business Engagement (PGDip).

The philosophy and coaching approach that he uses in his work is real world and people focused with an underpinning evidence base from science.

A large part of Daves role at the University involves developing students and producing coaches and Sport Science practitioners through the Universities Sport Science Internship programme which he manages. This programme has a 5 year pathway which provides students and young practitioners with opportunities to develop and gain practical experience preparing them for employment.

Specialist areas:

Olympic Weightlifting

LTAD

Talent identification and talent development

The development of foundational level athletes

Strength diagnostics

Publications

Journal articles

Bell, L., Ruddock, A., Maden-Wilkinson, T., Hembrough, D., & Rogerson, D. (2021). “Is It Overtraining or Just Work Ethic?”: Coaches’ Perceptions of Overtraining in High-Performance Strength Sports. Sports, 9 (6), 85. http://doi.org/10.3390/sports9060085

Hattersley, C., Hembrough, D., Khan, K., Picken, A., Rumbold, J., & Maden-Wilkinson, T. (2019). Managing the transition into retirement for elite athletes. Professional strength & conditioning, (53), 11-16. https://www.uksca.org.uk/uksca-iq/article/journal-back-issues/1886/professional-strength-conditioning-issue-53-june-2019

Ruddock, A., Wilson, D., Thompson, S., Hembrough, D., & Winter, E. (2016). Strength and conditioning for professional boxing: recommendations for physical preparation. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 38 (3), 81-90. http://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000217

Conference papers

Hattersley, C., Khan, K., Hembrough, D., & Maden-Wilkinson, T. (2020). Strength for Life. In Scottish Physical Activity Research Conference.

Hattersley, C., Khan, K., Maden-Wilkinson, T., & Hembrough, D. Strength for Life. In Scottish Physical Activity Conference 2020.

Book chapters

Ruddock, A., Wilson, D., & Hembrough, D. (2018). Boxing. In Turner, A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning. Sport-specific Programming for High Performance. (pp. 384-399). Abingdon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Strength-and-Conditioning-Sport-specific-Programming/Turner/p/book/9781138687240

Reports

Hattersley, C., Hembrough, D., Khan, K., Maden-Wilkinson, T., & Rumbold, J. (2020). Managing the transition into retirement for elite athletes. UKSCA Professional Journal.

Hattersley, C., Khan, K., Hembrough, D., & Maden-Wilkinson, T. (2020). Clinical narrative: The role of muscular strength in recovery from hip fracture. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Hattersley, C., Hembrough, D., Kahn, K., & Maden-Wilkinson, T. (2019). 2. Implementing Digital Learning Methods to Provide Continuing Professional Development in Physiotherapy. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Presentations

Woodhouse, D., Hembrough, D., Olusoga, P., Darwin, J., Newton, E., & Pupius, M. (2018). MindfullySTRONG: attention, awareness and flow. Presented at: LARASA International Congress: Leisure Transforming our World, Durban

Woodhouse, D., Hembrough, D., Olusoga, P., Darwin, J., Newton, E., & Pupius, M. (2018). MindfullySTRONG: Attention, Awareness and Flow. Presented at: Ninth International Conference on Sport and Society, FIU, Miami

Posters

Hattersley, C., Khan, K., Hembrough, D., & Maden-Wilkinson, T. (2020). Strength for Life. Presented at: Scottish Physical Activity Research Conference, Online

Other publications

Lowe, A., Bullas, A., Maden-Wilkinson, T., & Hembrough, D. (2020). Active at Home : a guide to staying active during the Coronavirus Outbreak. Public Health England/Move More Sheffield: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/50-resource-ordering/resources/5118

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