School of Sport and Health Sciences
Darwin Building, DB204
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Chris is course leader for the BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning degree, and the MSc in Strength & Conditioning.
He is responsible for external sport and exercise knowledge transfer, student placements and performance testing of athletes and teams.
Chris is an interdisciplinary sports scientist with a doctorate in sports biomechanics and physiology. He is also a high performance coach and an accredited strength and conditioning coach.
Chris was previously a national level competitive cyclist and frequently works with national and international athletes, teams and organisations.
Ehsan, O., Darwish, A., Edmundson, C.J, Mills, V., and Al-Khaffaf, H. (2004). Non-Traumatic Lower Limb Vascular Complications in Endurance Athletes. Review of Literature. European Journal of Vascular Endovascular Surgery. 28: 1-8.
Bradley, J., Edmundson, C.J., Shaw, D. (2005). Energy expenditure during 24-hour rowing: a case study. (Part VI. Sport Performance). Journal of Sports Sciences, 23
Edmundson, C.J. (2005). The Effect of Workload and Reach on Cycling Posture during a Maximal Graded Exercise Test in Cycling. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 96-97
Effect of Hip Angle on (Supra) Maximal Cycling Performance
Effect of Saddle Height on (Supra) Maximal Cycling Performance
Effect of ‘Reach’ on (Supra) Maximal Cycling Performance
Validation of the SRM-based Wingate Test
Resisted Sprint Training
Force & Power Production and Loading Rates during Plyometric Activity
High performance cycling
Biomechanics and physiological implications of cycling posture and bicycle set-up
Strength, power and agility
Olympic lifting and their derivatives in the development of explosive power and strength
Enhancement of strength, joint stiffness, RFD, and explosive power
Senior lecturer Sports Science
Course leader BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning
Course leader MSc Strength & Conditioning
High performance coach
BSc (Hons) Sports Science
MSc Sports Science
Continuous professional development activities
Knowledge transfer partnerships
University lead sport and exercise consultant
Physiological and biomechanical assessment of elite-level cyclists
Football performance evaluation and coaching provision (Blackpool Football Club, Burnley Football Club).
Promotion of fitness, health and activity within the Burnley and Pendle Boroughs, which are closely linked with government health agendas and socially excluded youths (Youth Charter).
Establishment of a health-fitness and social centre of excellence to enable leadership, coaching and mentoring of students to help develop their applied sports scientist and practitioner skills