Chris Edmundson

Dr. Chris Edmundson

Senior Lecturer Strength & Conditioning

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Darwin Building, DB204

+44 (0) 1772 89 3317

Chris is research active within the area of sport and exercise science and is a member of the Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Full Profile

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.


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • PhD Sports Biomechanics & Physiology
  • UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist



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

More publications

Research Gate Publications

Research Projects

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

Research Activities

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

Performance monitoring

Teaching Activities

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


  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences,
  • UK Strength & Conditioning Association,
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association,
  • Amercian College of Sports Medicine,
  • Higher Educational Academy

External Activities

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