Stephen completed his undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science before completing a masters degree in Sport & Exercise Physiology at LJMU. A passion for the complex ways the human body adapts to resistance training in addition to his experience in long-term athlete development and performance has led Stephen to undertake a PhD project at LJMU. Alongside his PhD studies, Stephen is an accredited strength & conditioning coach. Providing support for the LJMU strength & conditioning department as well as teams and athletes within other organisations.
PhD project Title: The role of strength training in professional academy soccer, the translation of research to practice.
Supervisors: Dr Thomas Brownlee, Dr Dave Clark & Dr Robert Erskine
PhD Overview: Stephen is aiming to compare what would be deemed "best practice" from the scientific literature to the applied environment. Additionally, evaluating the position of strength training within soccer and views on current practice. Through this programme of work, Stephen hopes to explore the methods implemented by academy strength & conditioning coaches, what factors influence strength training and what would be deemed scientific "best practice" based on the research literature.
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc, Sport & Exercise Physiology
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Science