Emeritus Professor Tudor Hale (1933-2019)
It is with sadness that we pass on the news of the death of Emeritus Professor Tudor Hale.
Tudor was considered by his peers as a ‘visionary’ academic and one of the ‘founding fathers’ of sport science in the United Kingdom.
Tudor was first appointed as a lecturer in 1970 at Bishop Otter College. Over the following 30 years he developed the University of Chichester’s first sport science undergraduate degree programme; established post-graduate research pathways (MPhil and PhD); took a leading role in the British Association of Sport Science BASS (now BASES) and became sport science project director for several Olympic Sports (including amateur boxing, cycling, sailing and table tennis).
Tudor’s legacy of ‘elite athlete preparation’ is reflected in the gold medal success of amateur boxing, cycling and sailing over a number of Olympic Games cycles.
Tudor was an inspirational leader whose passion for applied sport science will live on in those who were fortunate enough to have either been taught or worked alongside him.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Tudor’s family and friends.
Thank you to Dr Marcus Smith at the University of Chichester for providing the above tribute.