Portrait of Mr Kevin Kipling Mr Kevin Kipling

k.kipling@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473834


Kevin joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008 as a senior lecturer in Exercise Science and has been the course leader for the BSc(Hons) Exercise Science degree for the last 4 years. He started off employment working as a Community Health and Fitness Development Officer running an Exercise Referral Scheme joint funded by the Local Authority and PCT. He moved on to become a Senior Sport and Health Development Officer and then went on to work for a Sports College first as the Community Sports Development Manager before being promoted to Director of Specialism in charge of whole school PE and Sport. Throughout these years Kevin has worked as an Exercise Specialist for a number of Local Authorities, hospitals, PCTs and Sports Trusts. He still works weekly designing and delivering exercise programmes with cardiac and cancer patients in community based programmes and other individuals with long term health conditions. Kevin also teaches on a national cancer and exercise rehabilitation level 4 programme – training up and assessing exercise instructors to qualify them to work with cancer patients in exercise rehabilitation.

Research and Scholarship

Kevin is currently studying for a PhD in exercise and cancer rehabilitation. He is the lead researcher in a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of supervised and home based exercise with breast cancer patients who are over 60 years old. Kevin is also very interested in the cardiotoxic effects of chemotherapy treatment and the role of exercise in reducing or preventing these side effects. He has previously been involved in research with cardiac patients and evaluated a Phase III cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme in a hospital.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Kipling, K., McCluskey, S., Boduszek, D., Kirshbaum, M. and Garbutt, G. (2015) ‘Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer: results from a pilot randomised controlled trialJournal of Sports Sciences , 33 (1), p. s85-s93. ISSN 0264-0414

Kipling, K., McCluskey, S., Kirshbaum, M. and Boduszek, D. (2015) ‘Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer. Preliminary results from a pilot randomised controlled trial’. In: British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, 19-20 March 2015, Leeds, UK


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Registered as a level 4 exercise specialist with Fitness Professionals in cardiac rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation and as a postural stability instructor (older adults falls prevention).

Research Degree Supervision

Kevin is interested in the role exercise plays in disease prevention and progression. His particular areas of expertise are in cancer and exercise and cancer cardiotoxicity and the role of exercise. Exercise prescription and programming with patients with long term conditions is an ongoing research interest.

Enterprise Activities

Kevin is a member of the Division of Health and Well-being Social Enterprise Unit.

Administrative Responsibilities

Kevin is the Course Leader of the BSc(Hons) degree in Exercise Science.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Kevin is course leader for the BSc (Hons) Exercise Science degree. He also teaches across the School of Human and Health Sciences on Nursing, and Physiotherapy undergraduate degrees. At post graduate level Kevin has taught on the MSc in Podiatry and MSc Health Studies (Healthy Lifestyle Route). Kevin has previously represented the Division of Health and Well-being as a member of the School Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Committee and a member of the School Research and Ethics Committee.