Ashley Gray

Collaborative Project Manager

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Ashley manages operations on the Collaborative Project, a pioneering inter-disciplinary Masters module involving over 400 students and 15 collaborating organisations.

He also works alongside colleagues within the Stakeholder Management and Employability Team to create and enable enterprise collaboration in the student setting through the collaborative project, dissertations, PhDs and the student enterprise hub.

Academic background

Ashley studied Sport and Exercise Sciences (BSc) and Exercise Physiology (MSc) at Loughborough University. He has completed 10 years of research and innovation in the sporting goods sector sector in both industry and academia for Progressive Sports Technologies Ltd and The Sports Technology Institute, respectively. During this time, in-house developments were researched, developed and commercialised, consultancy projects were launched and led the market while bespoke projects were worn by Gold medal winning Olympic athletes. Ashley now teaches on the Collaborative Project module and has previously taught on the Sports Technology BSc Undergraduate programme at Loughborough University.

Current research and collaborations

Ashley is leading the development of an evidenced based centre of best practise to accelerate the implementation of next generation wellness promotion activities in society for preventive medicine with an initial focus surrounding physical activity promotion.

Ashley also collaborates closely with the Movement Insights Laboratory (MI-Lab), National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine alongside the Sports Technology Institute.

Interests and activities

Ashley works closely with various stakeholders including NHS England, sporting goods brands, behaviour scientists, data scientists, technologists and think tanks.

Twitter: @ashgraysportsci

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