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Dr Kevin Enright

Biography

Dr Kevin Enright was awarded his Ph.D from Liverpool John Moores University in 2014 for his doctoral thesis entitled “The impact of concurrent-training on the physiological adaptations to sports specific exercise in elite football players”. Previously Kevin has supported a range of athletes preparing for Olympic and commonwealth games, Premier League footballers and the U17 English national football team who won the European Championships in 2014. Kevin is an Accredited Strength-and-Conditioning coach (ASCC) with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) is a Charted Scientist (CSci) and is an accredited sport and exercise scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). As a result Kevin brings a wealth of applied experience to the department and to our coaching programmes.

Degrees

2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2006, The University Of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, BSc

Publications

Highlighted publications

Hurst H, Rylands L, Atkins S, Enright K, Roberts SJ. 2018. Profiling of translational and rotational head accelerations in youth BMX with and without neck brace Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21 :263-267

Enright KJ, Morton JP, Iga J, Lothian D, Roberts , Drust B. 2017. Reliability of ‘in-season’ fitness assessments in youth elite soccer players: a working model for practitioners and coaches. Science and Medicine in Football, >DOI

Enright KJ, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2015. The effect of concurrent training organisation in youth elite soccer players European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115 :2367-2381 >DOI

Poster

Enright K. 2018. A novel approach to ‘in-season’ fitness assessment in youth elite soccer players: can we inform the ‘return to play’ process? Isokinetic Medical Group Conference, Barcelona Spain 2nd – 4th June 2018

Enright K. 2016. Physical education students’ experiences of varying degrees of scaffolding: too much of a good thing? Presented at Liverpool John Moores University, Learning and Teaching Conference

Enright K. 2016. The organisation of concurrent-training within professional soccer teams in England. Paper presented at the 12th Annual United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning (UKSCA) Conference. Leicestershire, England

Chapters

Cronin C, Armour K, Enright KJ. 2018. Caring through Science and Autonomy: Terry’s Story Care in Sport Coaching Pedagogical Cases Routledge 9780815363491

Journal article

Moss S, Enright KJ, Cushman S. 2018. The influence of music genre on explosive power, repetitions to failure and mood responses during resistance exercise Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 37 :128-138 >DOI

Hurst H, Rylands L, Atkins S, Enright K, Roberts SJ. 2018. Profiling of translational and rotational head accelerations in youth BMX with and without neck brace Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21 :263-267

Reeves MJ, Enright KJ, Dowling J, Roberts S. 2018. Stakeholder’s understanding and perceptions of bio-banding in junior-elite football training Soccer and Society, >DOI

Enright KJ, Morton JP, Iga J, Lothian D, Roberts , Drust B. 2017. Reliability of ‘in-season’ fitness assessments in youth elite soccer players: a working model for practitioners and coaches. Science and Medicine in Football, >DOI

Enright KJ, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2017. Hormonal responses during two different concurrent-training trials in youth elite soccer players: does changing the organisation of training impact the hormonal response to concurrent exercise? Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, >DOI

Enright KJ, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2016. Implementing concurrent-training and nutritional strategies in professional football: a complex challenge for coaches and practitioners Science and Medicine in Football, >DOI

Enright KJ, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2015. The effect of concurrent training organisation in youth elite soccer players European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115 :2367-2381 >DOI

Conference publication

Enright KJ, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2017. Concurrent training and nutritional practices carried out by an English senior professional soccer team The 6th World Conference on Science and Soccer (WCSS). Rennes, France

Reeves MJ, Enright K, Roberts S. 2017. Stakeholder’s Understanding and Perceptions of Bio-Banding in Junior-Elite Football Training World Conference on Science and Soccer

Enright K, Dallaway N, Daley T, Li F-X. 2015. Quantification of high running velocity using a commercially available soccer motion camera tracing system The 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, (ECSS) Malmo, Sweeden

Enright K, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2015. The acute hormonal responses to two concurrent endurance and strength-training programmes in elite soccer players The 8th World congress in Science in football (WCSF). Copenhagen, Denmark.

Enright K, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2011. The effect of in-season concurrent soccer and strength-training sequence on muscle strength and morphology of elite soccer players The 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, (ECSS). Liverpool, England

Alwan N, Davies I, Moss S, McVeigh J, Enright K. Novel insights into methods practiced among female physique athletes to acquire optimal body compositions. International Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference, , 19-21st December.

Report

Reeves MJ, Enright KJ, Dowling J, Roberts S. An Exploratory Analysis of Bio-banding Pre-Season Training in Junior-elite Football Exploring stakeholder perceptions of the use of bio-banding during a six week pre-season period.

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Reliability of ‘in-season’ fitness assessments in youth elite soccer players: a working model for practitioners and coaches, Faculty of Education, Health & Community Festival of Research Conference, Liverpool, England, Oral presentation 08/06/2017

The organisation of concurrent-training within professional soccer teams in England, 12th Annual United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning (UKSCA) Conference., Leicestershire, England., Oral presentation 17/09/2016

Physical education students’ experiences of varying degrees of scaffolding: too much of a good thing?, Liverpool John Moores University, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool, England, Poster presentation 14/06/2016

Quantification of high running velocity using a commercially available soccer motion camera tracing system, 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, (ECSS), Malmo, Sweden., Oral presentation 23/06/2015

The acute hormonal responses to two concurrent endurance and strength-training programmes in elite soccer players, the 8th World congress in Science in football (WCSF), Copenhagen, Denmark, Oral presentation 20/05/2015

The effect of in-season concurrent soccer and strength-training sequence on muscle strength and morphology of elite soccer players, The 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, (ECSS), Liverpool, England, Oral presentation 06/07/2011

Fellowships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

UKSCA Accredited Member, The United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, http://www.uksca.org.uk/

Chartered Scientist, The Science Council, http://www.sciencecouncil.org/

BASES Accredited Member, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, http://www.bases.org.uk/

Research Grants Awarded:

UEFA Research Grant Programme (2016/17), Project title: Scheduling of concurrent-training preceding acute non-contact injuries in elite European football players, Grant value (£): ~13,500, Duration of research project: 9 months

Teaching qualification:

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education