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Dr. Christopher Carling

Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance and Senior Lecturer in Coaching and Performance

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Greenbank Building, GR153

ccarling@uclan.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Carling is Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance and Senior Lecturer within UCLan’s Institute of Coaching and Performance. He has extensive experience providing applied sports science support services in high-profile international elite sport settings and is an active research member of staff publishing articles related to player match performance, recovery and injury and development in elite football and rugby.

Research Activities: Injury, fitness, recovery, match performance and youth development in elite soccer and rugby union.

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Dr Christopher Carling is Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance and Senior Lecturer within UCLan’s Institute of Coaching and Performance. Christopher joined the Institute as a staff member in 2013 following completion of his PhD at UCLAN. He has extensive professional experience providing applied sports science support services in high-profile international elite sports settings including Manchester Utd FC, Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain and Lille OSC (French top-flight football clubs), Clairefontaine National Football Development Centre (France), French Rugby Federation, French National Institute for Elite Sports Performance and Prozone (match analysis services).

He has published 75 peer-reviewed articles including several review papers as well as two handbooks and 8 book chapters on sports performance. His main research interests include player match performance, recovery, injury and development with the aim of enhancing performance in the elite setting.

Qualifications

  • 2011 - 2012 - PhD (Published Works) Sports Science, University of Central Lancashire
  • 1991 - 1994 - BSc (Hons) Sports Science, Liverpool John Moores University
     

External Affiliations and Roles

  • Editorial Advisory Board Member for Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Section Editor (Association Football) Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
  • Reviewer for international sports science / sports medicine journals


Conferences

  • Carling, C. The use of injury analytics in a football club? Invited presentation. 3rd Annual Football Analytics and Performance Summit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 07/09/2017.
  • Carling, C. Performance analysis in elite football. Invited presentation. ‘Science and Health in Football’ Symposium, Saarbrücken, Germany (04/07/2017).
  • Carling, C. 10 years of time-motion analysis research in a professional soccer club: 2006-2016. Invited presentation at the World Conference on Science and Soccer, Rennes, France, 02/06/2017.
  • Carling, C. Analysis of physical performance in professional football match-play. Invited lecture. Professional Masters course in high performance football coaching, Lisbon, Portugal, 30/08/2017.
  • Carling, C. Analysis of physical performance in professional football match-play. Invited lecture. Professional Masters course in physical training & rehabilitation for football, Sevilla, Spain, 18/11/2016.

Publications

Carling C., Lacome M., McCall A., Dupont G., Le Gall F., Simpson B., & Buchheit M. (2018). Monitoring of Post-match Fatigue in Professional Soccer: Welcome to the Real World. Sports Medicine, in press.

Yiannaki, C., Carling, C., & Collins, D. (2018). Futsal as a potential talent development modality for soccer - a quantitative assessment of elite soccer coach and player perceptions. Science and Medicine in Football, in press.

Carling, C., McCall, A., Le Gall, F., & Dupont, G. (2018). Injury risk and patterns in newly transferred football players: A case study of 8 seasons from a professional football club. Science and Medicine in Football, 2, 47-50.

Lacome, M., Piscione, J., Hager, J.P., & Carling, C. (2018). Workload, fatigue and muscle damage in an u20 rugby union team over an intensified international tournament. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, in press.

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