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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Thomas Brownlee

Dr Thomas Brownlee

Telephone: 0151 231 4099



Dr Thomas Brownlee (Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology) is an academic member of staff with teaching duties. Tom is a Chartered Scientist, BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Tom’s research focuses on soccer, with specific interest in strength and conditioning and youth athlete development.


2016, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PhD Exercise Physiology
2012, Loughborough University, UK, MSc Exercise Physiology
2011, Coventry University, UK, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - present


Journal article

Murtagh C, Brownlee T, Rienzi E, Roquero S, Moreno S, Huertas G, Lugioratto G, Baumert P, Turner D, Lee D, Dickinson P, Lyon KA, Sheikhsaraf B, Biyik B, O'Boyle A, Morgans R, Massey A, Drust B, Erskine R. 2020. The genetic profile of elite youth soccer players and its association with power and speed depends on maturity status PLoS One, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abbott W, Brownlee T, Naughton R, Clifford T, Page R, Harper L. 2020. Changes in perceptions of mental fatigue during a season in professional under-23 English Premier League soccer players Research in Sports Medicine, DOI Author Url Public Url

McQuilliam S, Clark D, Erskine R, Brownlee T. 2020. Free-weight Resistance Training in Youth Athletes: A Narrative Review Sports Medicine, DOI Author Url Public Url

Nosek P, Brownlee T, Drust B, Andrew M. 2020. Feedback of GPS training data within professional English soccer: A comparison of decision making and perceptions between coaches, players and performance staff Science and Medicine in Football, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Nonnato A, Hulton A, Brownlee T, Beato M. 2020. The effect of a single session of plyometric training per week on fitness parameters in professional female soccer players. A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, DOI Public Url

Abbott W, Brett A, Brownlee T, Hammond KM, Harper LD, Naughton RJ, Anderson L, Munson EH, Sharkey JV, Randall RK, Clifford T. 2020. The prevalence of disordered eating in elite male and female soccer players Eating and Weight Disorders: studies on anorexia, bulimia and obesity, DOI Author Url Public Url

Abbott W, Brownlee TE, Harper LD, Naughton RJ, Richardson A, Clifford T. 2019. A season long investigation into the effects of injury, match selection and training load on mental wellbeing in professional under 23 soccer players: A team case study European Journal of Sport Science, :1-7 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abbott W, Brownlee TE, Harper LD, Naughton RJ, Clifford T. 2018. The independent effects of match location, match result and the quality of opposition on subjective wellbeing in under 23 soccer players: a case study Research in Sports Medicine, 0 :1-14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Brownlee T, Murtagh C, Naughton R, Whitworth-Turner C, O'Boyle A, Morgans R, Morton J, Erskine R, Drust B. 2018. Isometric maximal voluntary force evaluated using an isometric mid-thigh pull differentiates English Premier League youth soccer players from a maturity-matched control group Science and Medicine in Football, DOI Public Url

Brownlee T, O'Boyle A, Morgans R, Morton J, Erskine R, Drust B. 2018. Training duration may not be a predisposing factor in potential maladaptations in talent development programmes that promote early specialisation in elite youth soccer International journal of Sports Science and Coaching, DOI Author Url Public Url

Murtagh C, Brownlee T, O'Boyle A, Morgans R, Drust B, Erskine RM. 2017. Importance of Speed and Power in Elite Youth Soccer Depends on Maturation Status Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Komar J, Girard J, Brownlee T, McRobert A. 2019. Performance Analysis In Professional Ice Hockey: Using Tracking Data To Combine Tactical And Physiological Analysis European College of Sport Science Annual Congress Public Url

Brownlee T, Skidmore N, Drust B, Low D. 2019. A Season-Long Comparison Of Soccer Referee Match Demands Between The English Premier League And Championship World Congress of Science and Football Public Url

Richardson A, Clifford T, Abbott W, Brownlee T, Harper L, Naughton R. 2018. Mental wellbeing in elite male under 23 soccer players: a team case study British Journal of Sports Medicine, International Sports Science + Sports Medicine Conference DOI

Brownlee T. 2015. A Comparison of Training Practices Throughout an Elite Youth Soccer Academy UKSCA Annual Conference

Tillin N, Pain M, Haider G, Montgomery G, Brownlee T, Folland J. 2013. The Human Capacity To Produce Explosive Torque Is Influenced By Contraction Type And Acceleration Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics


Brownlee T. An investigation into the capabilities and affecting factors of isometric mid-thigh pull force production in elite youth soccer players. drust , erskine , morton . Public Url