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I am an accredited sports and exercise scientist (BASES), chartered scientist, and strength and conditioning coach (UKSCA) and have worked with elite and aspiring athletes for more than a decade (including Olympic and Paralympic athletes). I have a particular interest in the assessment and development of movement skills and physical performance in children and young people. My PhD focused on the physical development of girls football players and I’ve published guidelines for coaches to help them develop physical characteristics in this group. As a lecturer in biomechanics and strength and conditioning I use my experience as an applied practitioner to inform my teaching and prepare students for the workplace. My current research spans the spectrum of health and performance sport from the use of strength training to develop movement skill in primary school children to collaborations with professional sports teams. For example, I supervise a PhD student at the Major League Soccer team, Philadelphia Union.
As a strength and conditioning coach, I have led the physical development programme for Teesside Sports FA Girls’ Regional Talent Club since 2011 and enjoy applying my research directly to my practice.
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How does Temperature and Altitude Effect Elite Team Sport Athlete Physical Outputs in Match Conditions: A Systematic Review 2021
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A socio-ecological examination of the primary school playground: Primary school pupil and staff perceived barriers and facilitators to a physically active playground during break and lunch-timesGraham, M., Dixon, K., Azevedo, L. B., Wright, M. & Innerd, A., 2 Feb 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17, 2, 21 p.
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Do environmental temperatures and altitudes affect physical outputs of elite football athletes in match conditions? A systematic review of the ‘real world’ studiesDraper, G., Wright, M., Ishida, A., Chesterton, P., Portas, M. & Atkinson, G., 1 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Science and Medicine in Football.
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Between-week reliability of motion tracking screening: A preliminary study with youth male football playersLaas, M-M., Wright, M., McLaren, S. J., Portas, M., Parkin, G. & Eaves, D., 30 Jun 2021, In: European Journal of Human Movement.
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Taylor, J., Madden, J., Cunningham, L. & Wright, M., 28 Dec 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Strength and Conditioning Journal.
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Influence of Lumbar Mobilizations During the Nordic Hamstring Exercise on Hamstring Measures of Knee Flexor Strength, Failure Point, and Muscle Activity: A Randomized Crossover TrialChesterton, P., Evans, W., Wright, M., Lolli, L., Richardson, M. & Atkinson, G., 1 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 44, 1, p. 1-13
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Physical development of youth athletes, a focus on girls' association football players: movement analysis, physical testing and training prescriptionAuthor: Wright, M., 25 Oct 2018
Supervisor: Atkinson, G. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis