Staff profile

Greg  Deacon

Dr Greg Deacon


My present role is split between managing the Sport, Health and Wellbeing Department as well as playing a role in the Access and Participation work.


I am a keen sportsman who has always been interested in sport and the performance of the athlete at both elite and amateur level.

I have competed in athletics and triathlon and enjoy taking part in all aspects including fell running, off-road trail racing and cycling time trials.

I work hard to enhance the student experience at Writtle, and hope that the graduating student will not only leave with a first-class degree, but also with a sense of pride at their achievements.


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree
PhD Sports Science: Haemodynamic responses in muscle during exercise as measured by near infrared spectroscopy

Subject Areas

Exercise Physiology


I am currently involved in experiments using the technique of near infrared spectroscopy in a performance setting and have also been involved in pacing strategy research.