Chris is a lecturer in Strength & Conditioning for the London Sport Institute. He is an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UK Strength & Conditioning Association and completed his MSc Strength & Conditioning here at Middlesex in 2011-2012. Since completing his MSc, Chris taught part-time at Middlesex for 2 years on both under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. His background of working for a physiotherapy company prior to Middlesex University, meant that he was able to teach across a range of academic disciplines, including strength & conditioning, corrective exercise and movement screening.
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Learning & Teaching Interests
Chris' teaching interests lie in the fundamentals of strength and conditioning. This includes understanding the most up to date methods for enhancing strength and power, the acute and long-term effects of post-activation potentiation and understanding further methods for assessing movement quality via movement screening protocols. His more recent focus has been on different methods of detecting asymmetries and determining whether these have a detrimental effect on performance and injury risk.
Research Outputs & Interests
Below is a list of my publications on the university erepository and a link to my profile on ResearchGate.
Huggins, Jessica and Jarvis, Paul and Brazier, Jon and Kyriacou, Yianni and Bishop, Chris (2017) Within - and between - session reliability of the spider drill test to assess Change of Direction Speed in youth tennis athletes. International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 3 . ISSN 2469-5718
Brazier, Jon and Maloney, Sean and Bishop, Chris and Read, Paul and Turner, Anthony N. (2017) Lower extremity stiffness: considerations for testing, performance enhancement and injury risk. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . ISSN 1064-8011 (Accepted/In press)
Bishop, Chris and Turner, Anthony N. (2017) An integrated approach to correcting the high bar back squat from 'excessive forward leaning'. Strength & Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602 (Accepted/In press)
Bishop, Chris and Turner, Anthony N. and Read, Paul (2017) Effects of inter-limb asymmetries on physical and sports performance: a systematic review. Journal of Sports Sciences . ISSN 0264-0414 (Published online first)
Jarvis, Paul and Cassone, Natasha and Turner, Anthony N. and Chavda, Shyam and Edwards, Michael and Bishop, Chris (2017) Heavy barbell hip thrusts do not effect sprint performance: an 8-week randomized–controlled study. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research . ISSN 1064-8011 (Published online first)