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Staff Profiles

Paul Tilley

Paul Tilley

Head of Sport and Recreation

023 9284 5719 [email protected] Paul has worked at Portsmouth since 2008. Initially for 18 months as Sports Development Manager and Assistant Head of Sport before becoming Head of Sport in 2010. Previous work included Sports Development at the University of Leeds and Havant Borough Council. An alumni of the University of Portsmouth, Paul completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Portsmouth. Paul is responsible for the strategic direction of the department and the delivery of University sport and physical activity programmes.

Lisa Wearn

Lisa Wearn

Operation and Facilities Manager

023 9284 3915 [email protected] Ask me about: Responsibility of day to day operations of 3 sports facility sites including an active leadership of many staff roles. Speak to me about my extensive experience & knowledge of working within the University community and how I oversee specific contracts relevant to the department.


Amber Jerome

Amber Jerome

Sports Instructor

023 9284 5555 Ask me about: Personal training and fitness classes. Speak to me if you need training advice or information on how maximise your workouts.

Hannah Daniels

Hannah Daniels

Sports Assistant

023 9284 5555 Ask me about: General gym operations including memberships, gym equipment, class information, and achieving your fitness goals.

Nadine Doutre

Customer Feedback

''Please can we have some cardio classes starting at 4.30pm on the timetable?" We have now added an additional 4.30pm Step N Tone class on a Tuesdays and Fridays

''Are we able to book sports bookings through the mobile app?" We are pleased to say after a recent upgrade, members are now able to book activities such as squash, badminton and football through the mobile app

''The squash courts could do with some TLC!'' We are investing over £35k in fully upgrading both squash courts which will also include the installation of heating and new flooring

''Please make the kettlebells class longer! We want it longer because we love kettlebells". We have now extended our kettlebells class from 30 minutes to 45 minutes with the option of express kettlebells in the gym

''Can we have some larger butterfly clips for the barbells in the gym and additional benches?" We have now added larger butterfly clips to the gym and added 30% more benches

''Do you have a swimming pool?". No, but as a student or staff member of the university you can access our free 'Get Active Stay Active' membership! As a part of this you will have access to timetabled sessions at local pools in Portsmouth for just £1.50 per session.

Customer Service

The Department of Sport and Recreation strives to deliver excellence in all our areas of delivery, but most importantly in delivering an excellent service to our users. We want to be considered as a friendly, helpful, conscientious, knowledgeable, and professional department that adds value to the student experience and all of our facility users. When people use our facilities once, or every day we want that person to think “I’d like to go back there”.

Below is a selection of documents; our promise as a Department to you, our customer charter and the results from our customer survey report. We always value your feedback whether it be good, bad or even a suggestion. So should you have any feedback please contact us at [email protected].