Robert developed the mentoring programme in 2014 and is responsible for the career education programme and industry placements. He has managed and guided hundreds of students into professional sporting careers and this commitment to personal development is one of his main roles at ProPerform.
He holds a BA (Sport in the Community) from the Scottish School of Physical Education and a PGCert. (Physical Education & English ) from the University of Exeter. In addition, he has a PGDip. (Exercise and Health Science) from Strathclyde University and a MSc (Performance Coaching) from Stirling University.
His work profile spans both higher education and high performance sport. He has been programme leader University West Scotland Sport Studies; programme leader Glasgow Caledonian University Sport Management; lecturer in Sports Science & Sport & Physical Activity Strathclyde University. He has been an external examiner for 5 universities and in 2020 he moved to the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at Stirling University to take up the post of lecturer and the employability champion for Sport.
Robert has worked as a consultant in high performance sport for the last 20 years which includes first team coaching positions with 5 UK professional football clubs as well as the lead coach educator (for physical preparation of children and youth coaching awards) for the Scottish Football Association. He has presented his mentoring model at various international academic conferences and has published papers in the area of education, coaching and mentoring.
Sean is a tutor who specialises in the growth and development of young athletes and how we should manage the talent identification process. Sean also presents on his experiences of being recruited by high performance sport.
He has a Master degree in Research (Sport) and has previously been a first team sports scientist in Scottish professional football. He is now first team sports scientist at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC working exclusively in the English Premier League and in Europe.
Sean is also responsible for managing work placements within high performance football environments and is a visiting lecturer within higher education. He has UKSCA membership and is working through his BASES accreditation