Professor Greg Whyte
Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science
A former international modern pentathlete, Greg competed in two Olympic Games and won European bronze and World Championship silver medals. He studied for his BSc (Hons) at Brunel University, completed his MSc in human performance in the USA, and completed his PhD at St. Georges Hospital Medical School and the University of Wolverhampton, where he was research co-ordinator. Greg is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and is the Chairman of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
As one of British sport's foremost research scientists, Greg has worked as consultant physiologist in a large number of Olympic and professional sports. Prior to his appointment to the EIS in 2004, Greg was the Director of Research for the British Olympic Association based at the Olympic Medical Institute and Director of Sports Science and Research at the English Institute of Sport. His main area of research interest is focussed around cardiac structure and function in health and disease, however he is widely published in a number of areas of sports science and medicine including: performance, altitude, immune function, exercise-induced asthma, and ergogenic aids in sport. A recent highlight of his applied sport science work was to successfully coach the comedian David Walliams across the English Channel.