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Mr Nigel Wright

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Professional biography

Nigel started working at The Open University in 2009 as an Associate Lecturer and is currently a tutor on a range of modules in the BSC (Hons) Sport, Fitness & Coaching degree. This year, he has joined the central academic team as a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness and is the E314 Module Team Chair. Previously, he has worked as a fitness manager and as a sport and fitness lecturer in the FE and HE sectors. Throughout his professional career he has also worked in qualification development and quality management for awarding bodies in the sport and fitness industry. Nigel has remained active as a registered personal trainer for many years. 

Research interests

Nigel's research interests are within exercise physiology and the quality of educational practice.

Teaching interests

Nigel has been involved in the development of several modules in the BSc (Hons) Sport, Fitness & Coaching degree, including:


E117 Introduction to sport & fitness

  • Co-author of study topic 5: Training for sport and fitness

E217 Sport and conditioning into practice

  • Author of study topic 4: Exploring core stability
  • Author of study topic 5: Strength and conditioning

E236 Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching

  • Co-author of study topic 4: Strength and conditioning in action

E313 Exploring psychological aspects of athletic development

  • Author of study topic 3: The Coach-athlete relationship

E314 Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise

  • Author of EMA topic options