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Robert David Malseed


Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport Medicine Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport Medicine (ACPSM), Qualified in Adaptive Physical Therapy (Post-Physiotherapy). Member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychologists.

Coaching awards in swimming, volleyball, basketball, and athletics.
Have competed in athletics up to International level represented England, Northern Ireland, and Britain in Cross Country, Track, Road Running and Mountain running.

Teaching training and experience – University of South Florida from 1994 to 1995 did Physical Education and then from 1995 to 1996 concentrated on Social Sciences in Secondary Education and History.  Graduated from University of South Florida with a BA degree in History (Major) and Education (Minor).

Masters Degree in Sport Science from University of Essex, and graduated in April 2001.

Started running at the age of 16 and was considered a B-string runner, but a year into running progressed from County level (Essex) which was highly competitive at the time up to National/International level in cross country running. Since then I have competed at College/University in the US and continued on upon return to the UK/Ireland. 

I was diagnosed with a heart condition in my final year at University in Florida, the condition being Patent Ductus Arterioris – a hole in the heart. This was a significant condition and explained why my performances would suddenly dropped and I would be anaemic for a while.  Corrective surgery was done in 2001. I still compete but in the last few years have slowed down due to family commitments and an attempt at marathon running, which hasn’t worked out as expected. Athletic achievements have been rather limited and running times quite modest.