Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Mr Carl Langan-Evans

Mr Carl Langan-Evans


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 Articles

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 >Link

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 >Link

Langan-Evans C, Close GL, Morton JP. 2011. Making Weight in Combat Sports STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING JOURNAL, 33 :25-39 >DOI >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

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

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

Engagement & Impact


Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Industrial connections:

Company: English Institute of Sport, Position or project: Strength & Conditioning Coach

Media Coverage:

Links #1:, Media coverage: LJMU Internal (S&C Internship)

Links #1:, Media coverage: CBBC Turbo Boost

Membership of professional bodies:

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

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