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