Verity Allen

Lecturer Practitioner & Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Sport and exercise sciences , Physiotherapy , Physiology , Sports law

Verity’s interests and expertise lie in Sports development and sports coaching. She holds a number of coaching qualifications and brings over ten years of knowledge from the sport development sector.

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Verity joined ARU in 2014 as a Sports Project Officer, within TEAM ARU. This role saw her oversee a significant Sports England funded project. Before joining the faculty of science and engineering, Verity also worked in corporate marketing, in the outreach team. This two year role gave Verity a valuable insight into widening participation in HE, as well as further classroom delivery in secondary schools. In 2019 Verity joined the school of psychology and sports science as a Lecturer practitioner, teaching on the Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree, as well as course leading the Coaching for performance in football degree.

Previously, Verity worked at a local authority as a Sports development officer gaining very relevant experience in community coaching, primary school PE coaching, sports funding, club development and participation.


  • BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education
  • BA (Hons) Coaching for Performance in Football


  • BA (Hons) Sports development with Coaching, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Post Graduate Certificate, ARU
  • Level 2 certificate in coaching hockey, England Hockey
  • Level 1 certificate in coaching basketball, Basketball England
  • Level 1 certificate in coaching cricket, England Cricket Board
  • Level 3 Award in fist line management, Institute of leadership and management