Programme Director - Strength and Conditioning Science
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Phil is Programme Director for BSc Strength and Conditiong Science and also contributes to teaching on the postgraduate course. He completed his BSc in Sport, Health and Exercise Science at St Mary’s University back in 2008. More recently, he completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2011, and his MSc in Strength and Conditioning Science in 2012, also at St Mary’s.
Currently, Phil is working on completing his PhD in bioengineering, investigating the effects of abnormal hip mechanics on knee forces using mathematical modelling.
In 2010, Phil started working as a teaching graduate assistant at St Mary’s University, teaching on the Strength and Conditioning Science and Sports Science undergraduate degrees.
Phil is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (UKSCA), and a lead tutor for the British Weightlifting Association (BWL).
Phil has over six years of experience in S&C delivery to athletes from a wide range of sports, including rugby, ice hockey and combat sports. He is the former head S&C coach of Ealing Trailfinders RFC and has worked with athletes ranging from national to international level.
Away from his PhD, Phil enjoys playing rugby, weightlifting and going to the cinema.
Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters:
Price, P. D. B., Goodwin, J. E., Legg, H, S., Cleather, D. J., & Bull, A. M. J. (2010). Tibiofemoral and Pattelofemoral Joint Forces during Squatting at Varying Loads and Depths: A pilot study. Presented at the ICST in Slovakia, 2010.
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Areas of expertise: Strength & Conditioning, Osteoarthritis
Phil is the Programme Director for Strength and Conditioning Science BSc and has a coaching history in rugby union, though he predominantly focus on research now. His main areas of teaching are strength and power training, sprint mechanics, and lower limb mechanics. For his PhD thesis, Phil investigated the use of a musculoskeletal model as a clinical tool for the investigation of knee osteoarthritis.
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