Dr Sally Waterworth

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Sally Waterworth



Sally joined the University of Essex in 2019. She graduated as a Sports Therapist in 2001 and has since spent time in academia, sport and clinical practice in the UK and in South Africa. She completed her PhD in Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria in 2014 and an MSc in Sports Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University in 2019. She is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists, Sport and Exercise Nutrition register and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. Research interests include training and nutrition for endurance sports (with a particular focus on iron-distance triathlon masters athletes) and physical activity and health.


  • PhD Human Movement Science University of Pretoria, (2014)

  • MSc Sports Nutrition Liverpool John Moores University, (2019)

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy University of North London, (2001)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Sports Therapy, University of Essex, University of Essex (2019 - present)

Other academic

  • External Examiner, University of Wales Trinity St David (2020 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Introduction to Sports Therapy (SE114)

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Therapy (SE115)

  • Evaluation of Sports and Exercise Injuries (SE218)

  • Injury Management and Rehabilitation (SE219)

  • Research and Evidence for Practice (SE221)

  • Treatment of Sports and Exercise Injuries (SE228)

  • Advanced Sports Therapy (SE315)

  • Contemporary Issues and Rehabilitation Practice (SE316)

  • Advanced Sports Trauma Management (SE317)

  • Research Project (SE318)

  • Personalising Health and Performance Nutrition (SE769)


Journal articles (5)

Waterworth, S., Costello, R., Pryer, B., Lewis, T. and Kerr, C., Sports Therapists' Perceptions and Experiences of Graduate Employment. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Waterworth, S., Kerr, C., McManus, C., Costello, R. and Sandercock, GRH., (2022). Obese individuals do not underreport dietary intake to a greater extent than nonobese individuals when data are allometrically-scaled. American Journal of Human Biology. 34 (7), e23743-

Kerr, CJ., Waterworth, SP., Brodie, D., Sandercock, GRH. and Ingle, L., (2021). The associations between physical activity intensity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 36 (12), 3508-3514

Waterworth, S., Spencer, CC., Porter, AL. and Morton, JP., (2020). Perception of carbohydrate availability augments high-intensity intermittent exercise capacity under sleep-low train low conditions. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 30 (2), 105-111

Waterworth, S., (2019). Nutrition for Iron-Distance Triathletes. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 55, 31-42

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