Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Carl Langan-Evans

Carl Langan-Evans

Telephone: 0151 231 4344


Carl was originally involved with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences as an athlete on the LJMU Sport Scholarship programme from 2004 until 2008. During his time as a scholar Carl received a number of support services in the areas of physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition to aid his competitive goals. After a year out Carl retired as an athlete in 2009 and began a Master of Research (MRes) in Exercise Physiology degree in late 2009 and to complement his sport specific coaching gained a place on the LJMU strength & conditioning internship. After graduating in late 2011 Carl had gained his professional accreditation in strength & conditioning via the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and began PhD study in the area of 'the effects of rapid weight loss methods on the physiological, metabolic and hormonal profile of elite international Taekwondo athletes' in late 2012 before gaining a staff position as the sport science support officer for LJMU in early 2013.

As well as his role based here at LJMU Carl is also a high performance Taekwondo coach for the Olympic Taekwondo Centre team and has provided consultancy as a trainer, coach and physiologist to a number of high performance sports teams including those at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Areas of teaching speciality:

Applied Sport Science
Strength & Conditioning
Sport Training
Sport Physiology

Research areas:

Physiology, Metabolism and Nutrition for elite Taekwondo performance
High Intensity Interval Training (HIT) for performance and health

Current projects:

The effects of a practical model of circuit based high-intensity interval training on markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health in sedentary populations

Comparisons of DXA vs. skinfold body composition methodology for elite male Taekwondo athletes

Physiological comparisons of a lab based Taekwondo competition simulation to actual competition

Accuracy of the Actiheart unit for the assessment of energy expenditure in elite male Taekwondo athletes

Weightloss in amateur boxing athletes


Dr James Morton PhD. Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Graeme Close PhD. Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Craig Bridge PhD. Edge Hill University


2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Master of Research (MRes) Exercise Physiology
2008, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Business Studies
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) Exercise Physiology


Journal article

Pugh JN, Sparks AS, Doran DA, Fleming SC, Langan-Evans C, Kirk B, Fearn R, Morton JP, Close GL. 2019. Four weeks of probiotic supplementation reduces GI symptoms during a marathon race European Journal of Applied Physiology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Brotherton EJ, Moseley SE, Langan-Evans C, Pullinger SA, Robertson CM, Burniston JG, Edwards BJ. 2019. Effects of two nights partial sleep deprivation on an evening submaximal weightlifting performance; are 1 h powernaps useful on the day of competition? Chronobiology International, 36 :407-426 DOI Author Url

Kasper AM, Crighton B, Langan-Evans C, Riley P, Sharma A, Close GL, Morton JP. 2018. Case Study: Extreme Weight Making Causes Relative Energy Deficiency, Dehydration and Acute Kidney Injury in a Male Mixed Martial Arts Athlete. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, :1-20 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Impey SG, Hammond KM, Naughton R, Langan-Evans C, Shepherd SO, Sharples AP, Cegielski J, Smith K, Jeromson S, Hamilton DL, Close GL, Morton JP. 2018. Whey Protein Augments Leucinemia and Post-Exercise p70S6K1 Activity Compared to a Hydrolysed Collagen Blend When in Recovery From Training With Low Carbohydrate Availability International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 0 :1-26 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kasper AM, Cocking S, Cockayne M, Barnard M, Tench J, Parker L, McAndrew J, Langan-Evans C, Close GL, Morton JP. 2016. Carbohydrate mouth rinse and caffeine improves high-intensity interval running capacity when carbohydrate restricted EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 16 :560-568 DOI Author Url

Wilson G, Pritchard PP, Papageorgiou C, Phillips S, Kumar P, Langan-Evans C, Routledge H, Owens DJ, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. Fasted Exercise and Increased Dietary Protein Reduces Body Fat and Improves Strength in Jockeys INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 36 :1008-1014 DOI Author Url

Langan-Evans C, Close GL, Morton JP. Making Weight in Combat Sports STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING JOURNAL, 33 :25-39 DOI Author Url


Langan-Evans C, Close G, Morton J. 2018. Body Composition Performance Assessment in Strength and Conditioning :240-274 Routledge 9781351839044

Conference publication

White A, Sargeant A, Parry S, Morgan C, Molphy J, Langan-Evans C, Impey S, Flower D, Crighton B, Cable NT, Hulton A. 2011. Metabolic and thermal responses to combined hypoxic and thermal challenge European College of Sport Science

Crighton B, Flower D, Impey S, Langan-Evans C, Molphy J, Morgan C, Parry S, Sargeant A, White A, Cable NT, Hulton A. 2011. Cardiorespiratory and thermal responses to combined hypoxic and thermal challenge



Engagement & Impact


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2015

Industrial connections:

English Institute of Sport, Strength & Conditioning Coach. 2013

Membership of professional bodies:

Level 4 Diploma Sports Therpies (IIST), International Institute of Sports Therapy. 2012

Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (ASCC), United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA). 2010

Media Coverage:, CBBC Turbo Boost., LJMU Internal (S&C Internship)., BBC 5 Live - Commonwealth Games Victoria Pendleton Challenge., BBC Sport - How Mo Can You Go 11.3 million views 40,000+ interactions., BBC Sport - Anthony Joshua Challenge 2.1 million views 3,600+ interactions.