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Dom White


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Academic Biography

Dominic White is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Science at Teesside University. After completing his BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science at Teesside University in 2000 he went onto work for the National Health Service as a researcher investigating lower back pain and health status for two years. He came back to work at Teesside University in 2002 and started teaching as a full-time member of staff in 2006. He teaches exercise physiology on several modules across several degree programs. Dominic completed his MSc Sport & Exercise degree at Teesside in 2007.


From 2009 to 2014 Dominic held the position as Sport Scientist for Great Britain national rock-climbing team, providing sport science support for both male and female teams. Dominic used his scientific understanding of rock-climbing performance to develop testing apparatus and procedures to evaluate the physical capacity of rock climbers, conducting much of the testing on campus here at Teesside. Members of the Great Britain rock climbing team have gone onto gain podium positions in world cup rock climbing competitions in recent years.


Dominic has recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Health with the School of Health & Social Care at Teesside.

Summary of Research Interests

To date Dominic’s research interests have focussed on health related issues, with research into lower back pain, as well as measuring and improving sport performance.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Sport & Exercise Science, Teesside University

30 Sept 20047 Jul 2007

Award Date: 7 Jul 2007

Bachelor, BSC(hons) Sport Science

26 Sept 19977 Jul 2000

Award Date: 7 Jul 2000

External positions

External examiner, St Mary's University, Twickenham

30 Apr 201230 Apr 2016