Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Paul Bradley

Dr Paul Bradley

Telephone: 0151 231 4329

Biography

Currently a Reader in Sports Performance at LJMU and a Consultant for FC Barcelona. I'm a BASES accredited Sports Scientist with Chartered (CSci) status with the Science Council. I specialise in Integrative Football Solutions (linking scientific data together). 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 sports science/medical staff within this setting as part of their CPD through research supervision (MPhil/PhD).I have published >60 peer reviewed papers in the science of football area acquiring >2900 citations and one of the book authors of ‘Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application’. Currently an Associate Journal Editor for Science & Medicine in Football in addition to an Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Sports Sciences. Moreover, I also lead the VIZRT/LJMU Football Portfolio.

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

Requests for papers: paulbradley94@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter: @BradersLJMU

Publications

Journal article

Bradley PS, Martin Garcia A, Ade J, Gomez Diaz A. 2019. Positional Training in Elite Football: Context Matters Football Medicine & Performance, :31-35 Public Url

Bradley PS, Ade J. 2019. CAN MODERN FOOTBALL MATCH DEMANDS BE TRANSLATED INTO NOVEL TRAINING AND TESTING MODES? Football Medicine & Performance, :10-13 Public Url

Pullinger S, Bradley P, Causer J, Ford P, Newlove A, Patel K, Reid K, Doran D, Burniston J, Robertson C, Waterhouse J, Edwards B. 2019. Football-induced fatigue in hypoxia impairs repeated sprint ability and perceptual-cognitive skills. Science and Medicine in Football, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Martín García A, Gómez Díaz A, Bradley PS, Cos Morera F, Casamichana D. 2018. The Quantification of a Professional Football Teams External Load Using a Microcycle Structure Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, DOI Author Url Public Url

Casamichana D, Bradley PS, Castellano J. 2018. Influence of varied pitch shape on soccer players physiological responses and time-motion characteristics during small-sided games. Journal of Human Kinetics, DOI Author Url Public Url

Bradley PS, Di Mascio M, Mohr M, Fransson D, Wells C, Moreira A, Castellano J, Gomez Diaz A, Ade J. 2018. Can Modern Trends in Elite Football Match Demands Be Translated into Novel Training and Testing Modes? Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, Publisher Url Public Url

Zanetti V, Carling C, Aoki MS, Bradley PS, Moreira A. 2018. Are There Differences in Elite Youth Soccer Player Work Rate Profiles in Congested vs. Regular Match Schedules? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, DOI Author Url Public Url

Bradley PS, Ade JD. 2018. Are Current Physical Match Performance Metrics in Elite Soccer Fit for Purpose or is the Adoption of an Integrated Approach Needed? Int J Sports Physiol Perform, :1-23 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fransson D, Nielsen TS, Olsson K, Christensson T, Bradley PS, Fatouros IG, Krustrup P, Nordsborg NB, Mohr M. 2018. Skeletal muscle and performance adaptations to high-intensity training in elite male soccer players: speed endurance runs versus small-sided game training EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 118 :111-121 DOI Author Url Public Url

Di Mascio M, Ade J, Musham C, Girard O, Bradley PS. 2018. 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, Public Url

Simim MAM, da Mota GR, Marocolo M, da Silva BVC, de Mello MT, Bradley PS. 2018. The Demands of Amputee Soccer Impair Muscular Endurance and Power Indices But Not Match Physical Performance ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUARTERLY, 35 :76-92 DOI Author Url

Girard O, Billaut F, Christian RJ, Bradley PS, Bishop DJ. 2017. Exercise-related sensations contribute to decrease power during repeated cycle sprints with limited influence on neural drive European Journal of Applied Physiology, Public Url

Bellistri G, Marzorati M, Sodero L, Sforza C, Bradley PS, Porcelli S. 2017. Match running performance and physical capacity profiles of U8 and U10 soccer players Sport Sciences for Health, 13 :273-280 DOI Public Url

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 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bradley PS. 2017. The quantification of game-induced muscle fatigue in amputee soccer players The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, DOI Author Url Public Url

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-e35411 DOI Author Url Public Url

Moreira A, Bradley PS, Carling C, Arruda AF, Spigolon L, Franciscon C, Aoki M. 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 Publisher Url Public Url

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, :1-10 DOI Author Url Public Url

Saldanha M, Torres Ronda2 L, Rebouças Marcelino P, Drago P, Carling C, Bradley PS, Moreira A. 2016. Monitoring Training Loads in Professional Basketball Players Engaged in a Periodized Training Programme Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, DOI Author Url Public Url

Bradley PS, Carling C, McCall A, Dupont G. 2016. Match-to-match variability in high-speed running activity in a professional soccer team Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

Sarmento H, Bradley P, Anguera MT, Polido T, Resende R, Campaniço J. 2016. Quantifying the offensive sequences that result in goals in elite futsal matches Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 :621-629 DOI

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

Bradley PS, O’Donoghue P, Wooster B, Tordoff P. 2007. The reliability of Prozone Match Viewer: a video-based technical performance analysis system International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 7 :117-129

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 Author Url

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

Bush M, Archer DT, Hogg B, Barnes C, Bradley PS. Longitudinal Match Performance Characteristics of UK and Non-UK Players in the English Premier League Science and Medicine in Football, 1 :2-9 DOI Public Url

Gomez-Diaz . AG, Pallares JG, Gomez A, Bradley PS. Cuantificación de la carga física y psicológica en fútbol profesional: diferencias según el nivel competitivo y efectos sobre el resultado en competición oficial Revista de Psicología del Deporte, 29 :656-661

Gomez-Diaz A, Bradley PS, Diaz A, Pallares J. Percepción subjetiva del esfuerzo en fútbol profesional: relevancia de los indicadores físicos y psicológicos en el entrenamiento y la competición. Anales de Psicología, 29 :656-661

Olsen P, Elliott J, Frampton C, Bradley PS. Winning and Losing Does Matter: Acute Cardiac Admissions in New Zealand during Rugby World Cup Tournaments. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 22 :1254-1260

Bradley PS, Vescovi JD. Velocity Thresholds for Women’s Soccer Matches: Sex Specificity Dictates High-Speed-Running and Sprinting Thresholds—Female Athletes in Motion (FAiM) International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10 :112-116 DOI

Sarmento H, Bradley PS, Travassos B. The Transition from Match Analysis to Intervention: Optimising the Coaching Process in Elite Futsal International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 15 :471-488

Sarmento H, Figueiredo A, Lago-Penas C, Milanovic Z, Barbosa A, Tadeu P, Bradley PS. INFLUENCE OF TACTICAL AND SITUATIONAL VARIABLES ON OFFENSIVE SEQUENCES DURING ELITE FOOTBALL MATCHES JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 32 :2331-2339 DOI Author Url

Other

Bradley P, Martins-Garcia A, Gomez-Diaz A. 2019. The Barca Way fcbusiness, 116 :18-19 Publisher Url Public Url

Bradley P, Martin-Garcia A, Ade JD, Gomez-Diaz A. 2019. POSITION SPECIFIC & POSITIONAL PLAY TRAINING IN ELITE FOOTBALL Barca Innovation Hub, Publisher Url Public Url

Bradley P. 2018. FC Barcelona: how our new research helped unlock the ‘Barca way’ The Conversation, Publisher Url Public Url

Bradley PS, Evans M, Laws A, Ade J. 2018. ‘Context is King’ when Interpreting Match Physical Performances Public Url

Bradley PS, Laws A, Ade J. 2018. How AI could help football managers spot weak links in their teams Publisher Url Public Url

Bradley PS. 2013. Good News, Roy: Possession is overrated. FourFourTwo Magazine, Publisher Url Public Url

McCun R, Bradley PS. MOVE OVER MICHAEL AND STEVEN?

Editorial/letter to the editor

Carling C, McCall A, Harper D, Bradley PS. 2019. Comment on: "The Use of Microtechnology to Quantify the Peak Match Demands of the Football Codes: A Systematic Review" SPORTS MEDICINE, 49 :343-345 DOI Author Url

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 Author Url

Book

Van Winckel J, Tenney D, Helsen W, McMillan K, Meert JP, Bradley PS. 2015. Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application

Chapters

Helsen W, McMillian K, Tenney D, Bradley PS, Meert JP, Van Winckel J. 2015. Training Principles In J. Van Winckel (1st ed). Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application. Moveo Ergo Sum Leuven. 21-32. ISBN: 9789082132304.

Van Wincke J, Winkelman N, Landburg R, Bradley PS. 2015. Speed Agility and Quickness (SAQ) and Repeated Sprint Ability (RSA) In J. Van Winckel (1st ed). Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application. Moveo Ergo Sum Leuven. 109-122. ISBN: 9789082132304.

Helsen W, Van Winckel J, Bradley PS, McMillian K. 2015. Microcycle: week planning In J. Van Winckel (1st ed). Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application. Moveo Ergo Sum Leuven. 333-434. ISBN: 9789082132304.

Van Winckel J, Helsen W, Meert JP, McMillian K, Bradley PS. 2015. Training Continuum. In J. Van Winckel (1st ed). Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application. Moveo Ergo Sum Leuven. 185-200. ISBN: 9789082132304.

Van Winckel J, McMillian K, Bradley PS, Tenney D, Helsen W. 2015. Fatigue. In J. Van Winckel (1st ed). Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application. Moveo Ergo Sum Leuven. 201-217. ISBN: 9789082132304.

Bradley PS. The physical demands of elite soccer match play, In J. Van Winckel (1st ed). Fitness in Soccer: The Science and Practical Application. Moveo Ergo Sum Leuven. 33-41. ISBN: 9789082132304.

Engagement & Impact

Industrial connections:

Consultant for FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona. 2018

Editorial boards:

Journal of Sports Sciences, Editorial Board. 2018

Associate Editor: Medicine & Science in Football, Associate Editor. 2017