Chris Edmundson

Dr. Chris Edmundson

Senior Lecturer Strength & Conditioning

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Darwin Building, DB203

+44 (0) 1772 89 3317

Chris is a member of the UK Strength & Conditioning Association and the Higher Education Authority.

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Chris is a Senior Lecturer within Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences and is the Course Leader for the MSc in Strength & Conditioning

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 has since worked as a consultant sports scientist for the highly successful Rapha Condor cycling team, and later Team Sports Cover. Chris has also worked as Lead Sports Scientist and Strength & Conditioning Coach within Centre of Excellence, Youth Team, Development Squad and First Team Premiership football. In more recent years Chris has devoted his time to writing and leading the MSc in Strength and Conditioning, which aims to lift new and developing coaches to the next level in their coaching career


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • PhD Sports Biomechanics & Physiology
  • UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • American College of Sports Medicine Health-Fitness Professional
  • British Weightlifting Level 2 Coach
  • Advanced Diploma NLP
  • Advanced Diploma Life Skills Coaching
  • International Diploma Speed, Agility Quickness
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and teaching in Higher Education
  • PINNA Manager as Coach


Bentley, I, Edmundson, C.J., Sinclair, J.K., Atkins, S., and Metcalfe, J. (2018) Effect of velocity-based loading on acceleration kinetics and kinematics during sled towing. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. In Press

Barron, D.J., Atkins, S., Edmundson, C.J., and Fewtrell, D.J.  (2016) Repeated Acceleration Activity in Competitive Youth Soccer. Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine, 14 (2). 55-61

Sinclair, J.K., Edmundson, C.J., Atkins, S., Taylor, P.J.,  and Vincent, H. (2015) Effect of front and back squat techniques on peak loads experienced by the Achilles tendon. Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity, 7(3). 7-12

Barron, D.J., Atkins, S., Edmundson, C.J., and Fewtrell, D.J. (2014) Accelerometer derived load according to playing position in competitive youth soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14(3). 734-743

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Research Projects

  • Director of Studies PhD Student - Ian Bentley - Can sled towing be used as a method to improve force application and acceleration?
  • Director of Studies MRes Student – Bobbie Butters - Does the start position, based on anthropometrics, influence the outcome of the Snatch in experienced male weightlifters?
  • Director of Studies MRes Student – Ryan Hayes - Physiological and psychological factors influencing the accuracy of using the repetition in reserve-based method of rate of perceived exertion scale during resistance training for male athletes
  • Director of Studies MRes Student – Daniel Makin – Determining Readiness to Train and Training Load based on Sub-maximal Load Bar Velocity and Vertical jump Data

Teaching Activities

  • Course Leader MSc Strength and Conditioning
  • Module Leader XS4002 – Case Study Strength and Conditioning Project
  • Module Leader XS4004 – Developing Strength 1
  • Module Leader XS4005 – Advanced Conditioning 1
  • Module Leader XS4006 – Developing Strength 2
  • Module Leader XS4007 – Advanced Conditioning 2
  • Module Leader XS4008 – High Performance Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Module Leader XS4204 – Contemporary Issues in Strength & Conditioning
  • Chris also teaches on the undergraduate degree in Strength and Conditioning and the undergraduate degree in Sports Science

Research Activities

  • Force-based measurement in Sport
  • Velocity-based training
  • Readiness to Train
  • Work:Rest ratios