Kate Louise Evans

Miss Kate Louise Evans MSc, PGCE, BSc

Programme Manager: Sports Therapy (BSc) / Senior Lecturer 

Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676784
E-mail: Kate.Evans@uwtsd.ac.uk

Programme Manager: Sports Therapy (BSc (Hons))

Kate has over 13 years’ experience working mainly in professional rugby union as a Sports Therapists; assessing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating rugby related sports injuries. Kate’s areas of expertise include Sports Trauma Management, Screening and Injury Prevention, Sports Specific Rehabilitation and Contemporary Treatments in Sports Injury.

Kate is an experienced lecturer in Sports Therapy with over 10 years’ experience teaching and developing programmes in higher education. 

  • Society of Sports Therapists
  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine 

Kate leads the following modules:-

  • Introduction to Sports Therapy Skills
  • Injuries and Chronic Disease
  • Principles and Practice of Joint Mobilisations (Peripheral and Vertebral)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Treatment Techniques
  • Electrotherapy

Kate contributes to the following modules:-

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomechanical Assessment of Performance and Injury
  • Research in Health, Exercise and Physical Education
  • Experimental Research

Kate is the lead supervisor for the following:-

  • Sports Massage Clinic
  • Sports Injury Clinic

Kate is also the External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy programme at Edge Hill University 

Kate is currently pursuing a Professional Doctorate in the field of rugby related sports injuries.

  • Sports Trauma Management
  • Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
  • Screening and Injury Prevention 

2010-present: Graduate Sports Therapist, WRU Regional Rugby Team: European Cup, Guinness League and LV Cup professional rugby team. Includes clinical and sports trauma management roles

2013-present:  GB Women’s Ice Hockey: Consultancy role in the field of Screening and Injury Prevention                             

2008-2014: University of Gloucestershire Sports Therapy Clinic

Includes consultancy work with Gloucester RFC, Bristol RFC, Cheltenham Town FC and Swindon Town FC, Malawian Olympic and Commonwealth Team

2009-2012: English Ice Hockey Association: development and delivery of their ‘Rink Side First Aid’ course

2002-2010: Principality Premiership Rugby Union Team (Lead Therapist) 

Textbook Contributions:

Evans, K. (2012). Methods of Assessment. In Ward, K,, and Di Leva, R. (Eds). Handbook of Sports Therapy, Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation. Routledge, [in Press].

Conference Presentations:

Evans, K., and Cady, K. (2010). A Review of Medical Provision in English Ice Hockey. ISSSM Annual Conference, Newcastle. 

Evans, K., and Cady, K. (2010). Results of a Musculoskeletal Pre-Participation Screening (MPPS) programme in BUCS Super 8 Rugby League Players. ISSSM  Annual Conference, Newcastle. 

Dobson, A., Evans, K., & Dowdell, S. (2009). The effect of ribose supplementation on repeated maximal cycle ergometry in male collegiate soccer players. BASES Annual Conference. Leeds Metropolitan University.

Dobson, A., Evans, K., & Williamson, M. (2009). The effects of single vs. multiple set resistance exercise on maximal muscular strength in untrained men. BASES Annual Conference. Leeds Metropolitan University.

Evans, K. L., Smith, D., Dobson, A., and Towers, P. (2008). A comparison of work rate match profiles of a competitive football league match versus a friendly football match. European College of Sport Sciences conference, Estoril, Portugal.

Evans, K. L. (2007). The Effect of Violence on Injury Incidence and Severity in Semi-Professional Rugby Union. University College Dublin. Ireland.  17th April 2007. Invited Presentation: Violence in Sport Conference.

Evans, K. L. (2007). The UK G.P. Exercise Referral Scheme: Implications for Irish University Based Education. University College Dublin. Ireland. 18th April 2007. Invited Presentation