Simone has been a member of the senior management team at Team Bath for over 10 years and plays a key role in the leadership and management of the sports department working closely with the Director to develop performance sport and research initiatives and build partnerships across performance sport.
As Head of Sport Science and Medicine Simone leads a dynamic team of 36 practitioners and support staff who work across seven strands (physiotherapy, strength & conditioning, physiology, psychology, nutrition, soft tissue therapy and performance analysis) to provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary support services to elite athletes, coaches, students and the local community.
The team and its reputation for results has grown considerably since her appointment in 2002 and recent work to deliver services and applied research at world class performance programme level (WCPP) to Olympic and Paralympic Sports alongside work in professional football and rugby and an expanding portfolio at the talent level shows the diversity of our work.
Simone lead’s the University’s successful partnership with the British Paralympic Association and played a key role in the 2012 Camps programme and was part of the successful GB Team in London 2012.
As an accredited Sport and Exercise Scientists, she has worked in the field of applied sport psychology for 13 years working with teams, coaches, athletes and staff in a wide diversity of sports and settings such as English Premier League Football, England Rugby, Youth Sport Trust and a range of Olympic and Paralympic Sports and at major competition.
Previously she worked in higher education and possesses 10 years’ experience in teaching and course design and management having worked at University of Bath, Coventry University and Manchester Metropolitan University and held the position of Senior Lecturer.
In the Olympic sport of Volleyball/Beach Volleyball Simone is a former international junior coach and programme manager. She was an international athlete in indoor volleyball with over 50 caps for her county and played professionally in Belgium.
She completed her undergraduate studies at Loughborough University, MSc in Sport Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University and further post graduate study in teaching at Coventry University.