Tim Kerrison

 Mr Tim Kerrison is one of the most respected high- performance coaches and sports scientists in the world.

His coaching career began guiding Australia’s rowers to international success in 2002. He worked as a sport scientist, overseeing the development of many of Australia’s leading swimmers, including Jodie Henry, Grant Hackett and Liesel Jones, through to the 2004 Athens Olympics.

He went on to support the British swimming team to win 2 gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

As Head Coach for Team Sky and Ineos Grenadiers from 2009-2021, he guided the team to 7 Tour de France victories, leading them from a simple startup to the number one cycling team in the world.

He nurtured several athletes that have gone on to become legends, such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas OBE, and oversaw the planning, preparation and completion of the
world-first marathon under 2 hours by athlete Eliud Kipchoge.

Mr Kerrison’s dedication to data analytics and innovation towards nutrition, recovery and altitude adaptation ushered in a new era for cycling, and the impact of this work is felt in professional sport across the world.       

Who are your heroes?

"I admire people with diverse talents who channel them into making a positive difference in the world. Sir Brian May, for example, is one of the greatest contemporary musicians of his era, has a PhD in Astrophysics, and is deeply involved in environmental activism. Whilst best known for his music, he would much rather be remembered for his efforts to protect wildlife."     


Contribution to Sport Alumni Award
Contribution to Sport Alumni Award for remarkable achievements as a coach and sports scientist, unparalleled success in rowing, swimming and professional cycling, and for nurturing the next generation of elite coaches and athletes.


Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts