Our Biographies

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Dr Dan Martin​

BSc(hons) MSc PhD CSci rSEN

In his 10 years working in professional sport, Dan has worked directly with professional and elite athletes and their support staff in the Premier League, Formula 1, Professional Horseracing, and Olympic Sport to support performance.

Dan is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Scientist and provides a mixed methods and pragmatic approach to performance support. Having conducted both lab-based and behaviour change research, and used both methods in his service delivery to professional sport, he is equipped to deliver both qualitative and quantitative based support.

He obtained both a BSc(hons) in Sport & Exercise Science and MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition from Leeds Beckett University, and a Post-Graduate teaching degree from University of Huddersfield. In 2015 he went on to complete a PhD in Sports Science and Behaviour Change from Liverpool John Moores University’s Research Institute of Sport & Exercise Sciences, followed by three years of post-doctoral research. During his time at Liverpool John Moores University he developed his profile as a researcher-practitioner and maintained a number of applied consultancy roles.

His current passion is in strategy development and leadership to support high performance environments. A key feature of his approach is working with key stakeholders to co-develop effective and impactful strategies and has experience of doing this on both an industry-wide scale as well as with teams and individuals. His work in professional horseracing in developing an industry-wide nutrition behaviour change strategy for jockeys, to help support their daily need to make weight was awarded with the Professor Clyde Williams OBE Award for Innovation in Sport & Exercise Nutrition Research and Education. Alongside his work in horseracing he also leads the Performance Coaching and Sports Science support programme for a Formula 1 team.

Faith Atack-Martin

BSc(hons) PGDip HCPC ACPAT Cat A

Faith is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has worked in professional sport and both public and private healthcare since 2009.

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Faith commenced her career in sport working in professional football as a physiotherapist before going on to lead a sports science & medicine team for a current Premier League team’s academy. With a passion for, and competing herself in equine sport, Faith moved on from professional football to set up her own clinical practice to provide physiotherapy support to both human and equine athletes, a busy clinic that she still runs today. Alongside her equine clinic Faith moved into motorsport working concurrently in W Series and Formula 1. She was the travelling physiotherapist for W Series’ inaugural season and today still maintains a clinical lead and head performance coach role for a Formula 1 race team.

Faith obtained a BSc(hons) in Physiotherapy from University of Huddersfield and Post-Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College, London. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and the Health and Care Professions Council. She is one of only a very few people with successful careers in both human and equine domains working in high level performance sport and has given multiple talks and guest lectures on this.

Now, having worked in sports such as equestrian and motorsport where the lifestyle and travel demands are extreme, Faith’s passion is to help as many people as possible achieve performance and success, whilst not compromising on health, wellbeing, and enjoyment. She does this by working on a strategic level with key stakeholders in teams and organisations, in addition to providing front line support as a physiotherapist and performance coach to race teams.