Staff profile

Greg  Deacon

Dr Greg Deacon


My present role is split between managing the Animal, Bioveterinary Science and Sport areas as well as senior lecturing principally in Exercise Physiology. I am also
Course Scheme Manager for the Sports and Exercise Performance BSc, Sports Science with Aerial Performance, and Sports Science with Outdoor Activity degrees.


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

Human Anatomy and Physiology
Research Skills in Sports and Exercise Performance
Professional Skills in Sports and Exercise Performance
Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise
Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise
Applied Coaching Science
Working in Sport
Dissertation supervision


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.