Shyam is the Technical Tutor at the London Sport Institute.
He lectures on the Strength & Conditoning and Performance Analysis postgraduate programmes.
He is an accredited strength & conditioning coach with the UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a certified exercise specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Learning & Teaching Interests
Shyams learning and teaching interests are in the biomechanics of weightlifting. This includes understanding the most up to date methods for measuring and enhancing strength, power and technique, and how to use this information to inform the delivery of appropriate programming.
Jarvis, Paul and Cassone, Natasha and Turner, Anthony N. and Chavda, Shyam and Edwards, Michael and Bishop, Chris (2019) Heavy barbell hip thrusts do not effect sprint performance: an 8-week randomized–controlled study. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 33 . S78-S84. ISSN 1064-8011
Bishop, Chris and Read, Paul and Chavda, Shyam and Jarvis, Paul and Turner, Anthony N. (2019) Using unilateral strength, power and reactive strength tests to detect the magnitude and direction of asymmetry: A test-retest design. Sports, 7 (3). ISSN 2075-4663
Bromley, Tom and Turner, Anthony N. and Read, Paul and Lake, Jason and Maloney, Sean and Chavda, Shyam and Bishop, Chris (2018) Effects of a competitive soccer match on jump performance and interlimb asymmetries in elite academy soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . ISSN 1064-8011 (Published online first)
Bishop, Chris and Read, Paul and Lake, Jason and Chavda, Shyam and Turner, Anthony N. (2018) Interlimb asymmetries: understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 40 (4). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1524-1602
Alongside his technical and academic duties, Shyam is also the lead Performance Scientist at British Weightlifting, where his duties include developing and conducting research to aid in the monitoring and performance of international weightlifters. Parallel to this he is also a regional talent coach for Southern England and the head weightlifting coach for Middlesex University.