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Research interests

Kevin’s research focusses on the neuromuscular responses to exercise interventions across a range of populations, including men and women, athletic and sedentary, young and old, and diseased and healthy. This includes examining how the neuromuscular system responds and adapts to interventions that include fatiguing exercise (single limb, multi-joint, and locomotor exercise), resistance training, and muscle damaging exercise. 

Kevin is also an accredited strength and conditioning coach, and an active football coach, and consequently has particular interest in the application of research to athletic populations (ranging from community sport to elite athletes), with a speciifc focus on association football.


Kevin graduated from Northumbria University in 2004 with a B.A. Sport Studies degree, completed his M.Sc. in Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University in 2006, and completed his doctorate at Northumbria University in 2013.  Kevin is accredited with the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES), the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Kevin contributes to the teaching of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning on the Department of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Further Information

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Education/Academic qualification

Law, LLM

Award Date: 30 Jun 2008

Sports Science, MSc

30 Nov 200631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Nov 2006

Sports Science, PhD

6 May 200231 Dec 2099

Award Date: 6 May 2002

Sports Studies, BA (Hons)

1 Sept 200131 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2001

Educational Development, PGDip

Award Date: 1 Jun 1993

Business and Administration, PhD

Award Date: 1 Sept 1992

Research Group keywords

  • Optimising Human Performance


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