Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Paul Bradley

Dr Paul Bradley

Biography

I’m currently an academic at Liverpool John Moores University. I'm a BASES accredited Sports Scientist with Chartered (CSci) status with the Science Council. I typically conduct translational work within an elite football setting that bridges the gap between cutting edge research and professional practice (e.g. not just research for research sake but work that adds value to the applied setting). This work uses a systematic scientific approach to optimising team performance through refining monitoring and training modes. In addition to working as a consultant to elite clubs I’m also very proactive in working with medical staff within this setting as part of their CPD through research supervision (MSc/PhD).

I have published >40 peer reviewed papers in the science of football area acquiring >1000 citations and one of the book authors of ‘Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application’.

Research profile:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Bradley2

Currently a Section Editor for the Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Sports Sciences.

Requests for papers: paulbradley94@yahoo.co.uk

Publications

Journal Articles

Fransson D, Nielsen TS, Olsson K, Christensson T, Bradley PS, Fatouros IG, Krustrup P, Nordsborg NB, Mohr M. 2017. Skeletal muscle and performance adaptations to high-intensity training in elite male soccer players: speed endurance runs versus small-sided game training. Eur J Appl Physiol, >DOI >Link

Nakamura FY, Pereira LA, Loturco I, Rosseti M, Moura FA, Bradley PS. 2017. REPEATED-SPRINT SEQUENCES DURING FEMALE SOCCER MATCHES USING FIXED AND INDIVIDUAL SPEED THRESHOLDS JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 31 :1802-1810 >Link

Aoki MS, Ronda LT, Marcelino PR, Drago G, Carling C, Bradley PS, Moreira A. 2017. MONITORING TRAINING LOADS IN PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ENGAGED IN A PERIODIZED TRAINING PROGRAM JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 31 :348-358 >Link

Simim MA, Bradley PS, da Silva BV, Mendes EL, de Mello MT, Marocolo M, da Mota GR. 2017. The quantification of game-induced muscle fatigue in amputee soccer players JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, 57 :766-772 >DOI >Link

Moreira A, Saldanha Aoki M, Carling C, Alan Rodrigues Lopes R, Felipe Schultz de Arruda A, Lima M, Cesar Correa U, Bradley PS. 2016. Temporal Changes in Technical and Physical Performances During a Small-Sided Game in Elite Youth Soccer Players. Asian J Sports Med, 7 :e35411 >DOI >Link

Ade J, Fitzpatrick J, Bradley PS. 2016. High-intensity efforts in elite soccer matches and associated movement patterns, technical skills and tactical actions. Information for position-specific training drills JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :2205-2214 >DOI >Link

Moreira A, Bradley P, Carling C, Arruda AFS, Spigolon LMP, Franciscon C, Aoki MS. 2016. Effect of a congested match schedule on immune-endocrine responses, technical performance and session-RPE in elite youth soccer players Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 :2255-2261 >DOI

Carling C, Bradley P, McCall A, Dupont G. 2016. Match-to-match variability in high-speed running activity in a professional soccer team JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :2215-2223 >DOI >Link

Schuth G, Carr G, Barnes C, Carling C, Bradley PS. 2016. Positional interchanges influence the physical and technical match performance variables of elite soccer players JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :501-508 >DOI >Link

da Mota GR, Thiengo CR, Gimenes SV, Bradley PS. 2016. The effects of ball possession status on physical and technical indicators during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :493-500 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Archer DT, Hogg B, Schuth G, Bush M, Carling C, Barnes C. 2016. Tier-specific evolution of match performance characteristics in the English Premier League: it's getting tougher at the top JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :980-987 >DOI >Link

Krustrup P, Bradley PS, Christensen JF, Castagna C, Jackman S, Connolly L, Randers MB, Mohr M, Bangsbo J. 2015. The Yo-Yo IE2 Test: Physiological Response for Untrained Men versus Trained Soccer Players MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 47 :100-108 >DOI >Link

Paul DJ, Bradley PS, Nassis GP. 2015. Factors Affecting Match Running Performance of Elite Soccer Players: Shedding Some Light on the Complexity INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 10 :516-519 >DOI >Link

Bush M, Barnes C, Archer DT, Hogg B, Bradley PS. 2015. Evolution of match performance parameters for various playing positions in the English Premier League HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, 39 :1-11 >DOI >Link

Bush MD, Archer DT, Hogg R, Bradley PS. 2015. Factors Influencing Physical and Technical Variability in the English Premier League INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 10 :865-872 >DOI >Link

Di Mascio M, Ade J, Bradley PS. 2015. The reliability, validity and sensitivity of a novel soccer-specific reactive repeated-sprint test (RRST) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 115 :2531-2542 >DOI >Link

Carling C, Gregson W, McCall A, Moreira A, Wong DP, Bradley PS. 2015. Match Running Performance During Fixture Congestion in Elite Soccer: Research Issues and Future Directions SPORTS MEDICINE, 45 :605-613 >DOI >Link

Carling C, Wright C, Nelson LJ, Bradley PS. 2014. Comment on 'Performance analysis in football: A critical review and implications for future research' JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 32 :2-7 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Dellal A, Mohr M, Castellano J, Wilkie A. 2014. Gender differences in match performance characteristics of soccer players competing in the UEFA Champions League HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, 33 :159-171 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Bendiksen M, Dellal A, Mohr M, Wilkie A, Datson N, Orntoft C, Zebis M, Gomez-Diaz A, Bangsbo J, Krustrup P. 2014. The Application of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Endurance Level 2 Test to Elite Female Soccer Populations SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS, 24 :43-54 >DOI >Link

Ingebrigtsen J, Brochmann M, Castagna C, Bradley PS, Ade J, Krustrup P, Holtermann A. 2014. Relationships Between Field Performance Tests in High-Level Soccer Players JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 28 :942-949 >DOI >Link

Castellano J, Alvarez-Pastor D, Bradley PS. 2014. Evaluation of Research Using Computerised Tracking Systems (Amisco (R) and Prozone (R)) to Analyse Physical Performance in Elite Soccer: A Systematic Review SPORTS MEDICINE, 44 :701-712 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Lago-Penas C, Rey E. 2014. Evaluation of the Match Performances of Substitution Players in Elite Soccer INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 9 :415-424 >DOI >Link

Ade JD, Harley JA, Bradley PS. 2014. Physiological Response, Time-Motion Characteristics, and Reproducibility of Various Speed-Endurance Drills in Elite Youth Soccer Players: Small-Sided Games Versus Generic Running INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 9 :471-479 >DOI >Link

Barnes C, Archer DT, Hogg B, Bush M, Bradley PS. 2014. The Evolution of Physical and Technical Performance Parameters in the English Premier League INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 35 :1095-1100 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Lago-Penas C, Rey E, Sampaio J. 2014. The influence of situational variables on ball possession in the English Premier League JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 32 :1867-1873 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Krustrup P. 2013. Counter-point number 3: football-specific testing: adding value or confirming the evidence? JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 31 :1506-1507 >Link

Jose Gomez-Diaz A, Pallares JG, Diaz A, Bradley PS. 2013. QUANTIFICATION OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL LOADS: DIFFERENCES IN COMPETITIVE LEVELS AND THE EFFECTS ON MATCH RESULTS REVISTA DE PSICOLOGIA DEL DEPORTE, 22 :463-469 >Link

Di Mascio M, Bradley PS. 2013. EVALUATION OF THE MOST INTENSE HIGH-INTENSITY RUNNING PERIOD IN ENGLISH FA PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER MATCHES JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 27 :909-915 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Carling C, Gomez Diaz A, Hood P, Barnes C, Ade J, Boddy M, Krustrup P, Mohr M. 2013. Match performance and physical capacity of players in the top three competitive standards of English professional soccer HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, 32 :808-821 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Lago-Penas C, Rey E, Gomez Diaz A. 2013. The effect of high and low percentage ball possession on physical and technical profiles in English FA Premier League soccer matches JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 31 :1261-1270 >DOI >Link

Gomez-Diaz AJ, Bradley PS, Diaz A, Pallares JG. 2013. Rate of perceived exertion in professional soccer importance of the physical and psychological factors for training and competition. ANALES DE PSICOLOGIA, 29 :656-661 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Noakes TD. 2013. Match running performance fluctuations in elite soccer: Indicative of fatigue, pacing or situational influences? JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 31 :1627-1638 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Di Mascio M, Bangsbo J, Krustrup P. 2012. The maximal and sub-maximal versions of the Yo-Yo intermittent endurance test level 2 are simply reproducible, sensitive and valid EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 112 :1973-1975 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Carling C, Archer D, Roberts J, Dodds A, Di Mascio M, Paul D, Diaz AG, Peart D, Krustrup P. 2011. The effect of playing formation on high-intensity running and technical profiles in English FA Premier League soccer matches JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 29 :821-830 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Mohr M, Bendiksen M, Randers MB, Flindt M, Barnes C, Hood P, Gomez A, Andersen JL, Di Mascio M, Bangsbo J, Krustrup P. 2011. Sub-maximal and maximal Yo-Yo intermittent endurance test level 2: heart rate response, reproducibility and application to elite soccer EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 111 :969-978 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Di Mascio M, Peart D, Olsen P, Sheldon B. 2010. HIGH-INTENSITY ACTIVITY PROFILES OF ELITE SOCCER PLAYERS AT DIFFERENT PERFORMANCE LEVELS JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 24 :2343-2351 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Sheldon W, Wooster B, Olsen P, Boanas P, Krustrup P. 2009. High-intensity running in English FA Premier League soccer matches JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 27 :159-168 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Olsen PD, Portas MD. 2007. The effect of static, ballistic, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching on vertical jump performance. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 21 :223-226

Bradley PS, Portas MD. 2007. The relationship between preseason range of motion and muscle strain injury in elite soccer players JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 21 :1155-1159 >DOI >Link

Bradley PS, Olsen PD, Portas MD. 2007. The effect of static, ballistic, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching on vertical jump performance JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 21 :223-226 >DOI >Link

Di Mascio M, Ade J, Musham C, Girard O, Bradley PS. Soccer-Specific Reactive Repeated-Sprint Ability in Elite Youth Soccer Players: Maturation Trends and Association with Various Physical Performance Tests Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,

Girard O, Billaut F, Christian RJ, Bradley PS, Bishop DJ. Exercise-related sensations contribute to decrease power during repeated cycle sprints with limited influence on neural drive European Journal of Applied Physiology,