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Alex Bliss

Subject Lead - Strength and Conditioning Science
Course Lead - Applied Strength and Conditioning Science (onsite) MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Alex Bliss



Alex is the Subject Lead for Strength and Conditioning, and also Course Leader for the onsite, Applied Strength and Conditioning Science MSc. He is an Associate Professor in Strength and Conditioning Science and joined St Mary’s in 2017. Alex is accredited by the UKSCA and works as a strength and conditioning coach in a variety of sports.

Alex has provided support for Olympians and Paralympians, including medal winners at the Rio 2016 games, professional athletes, and elite junior and senior amateurs. Although a multi-sport coach, Alex has a specialism for support in golf where he is an S&C Coach for England Golf and European Tour players.

Prior to joining St Mary’s, Alex managed sport science and strength and conditioning services for a university consultancy, where he was a regional physiologist for England Athletics, and an S&C contractor for British Wheelchair Basketball and British Triathlon.

Alex is a BASES-accredited physiologist and holds Chartered Scientist status through the Science Council. He is a supervisor and reviewer for the BASES Supervised Experience pathway.

Alex has published research on a range of topics, including physical and physiological profiling, performance determinants, talent development, and athlete support, and has written book chapters for academic texts on the physiology of training and strength and conditioning. He has presented his research and consultancy work internationally at events such as the World Scientific Congress of Golf, and at the French Institute of Sport in Paris.

He holds undergraduate (Sport and Exercise Science) and postgraduate (Applied Exercise Physiology) degrees and is aiming to complete his PhD in 2022.


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