Professor Jeff Coombes, School of Human Movement Studies. In his role as Professor in Exercise and Sports Science, Professor Coombes has seen more than 20 research higher degree students to completion. He has published 150 peer-reviewed articles and received more than 10 national/international conference presentation prizes.
Professor Coombes encourages his students to develop their research independence. He provides them with opportunities to exchange ideas and knowledge among their peers, and meets with them weekly, without fail.
His approach is tailored to each student, many of whom attribute their professional and personal goals to his support, leadership and enthusiasm. Students and colleagues describe him as generous, engaging and approachable.