Shyam is the Technical Tutor at the London Sport Institute.
He is the programme leader for the Distance Education Strength & Conditoning MSc and also lectures on the Performance Analysis MSc programme.
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).
Shyams is currently undetaking his PhD in the optimastion of performance in 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.
Xu, Jiaqing and Turner, Anthony N. and Comfort, Paul and Harry, John and McMahon, John J. and Chavda, Shyam and Bishop, Chris (2023) A systematic review of the different calculation methods for measuring jump height during the countermovement and drop jump tests. Sports Medicine . ISSN 0112-1642 (Accepted/In press)
Chavda, Shyam and Comfort, Paul and Lake, Jason and Bishop, Chris and Turner, Anthony N. (2023) Predicting weight category specific performance zones for Olympic, World and European weightlifting competitions. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . ISSN 1064-8011 (Accepted/In press)
Sorensen, Angela and Chavda, Shyam and Comfort, Paul and Lake, Jason and Turner, Anthony N. (2022) Intra- and inter-day reliability of weightlifting variables and correlation to performance during cleans. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research , 36 (11). pp. 3008-3014. ISSN 1064-8011
Turner, Anthony N. and Read, Paul and Maestroni, Luca and Chavda, Shyam and Yao, Xiang and Papadopoulos, Konstantinos and Virgile, Adam and Spiegelhalter, Abbie and Bishop, Chris (2022) Reverse engineering in strength and conditioning: applications to agility training. Strength & Conditioning Journal , 44 (4). pp. 85-94. ISSN 1524-1602
Bishop, Chris and Read, Paul and Chavda, Shyam and Jarvis, Paul and Brazier, Jon and Bromley, Tom and Turner, Anthony N. (2022) Magnitude or direction? Seasonal variation of interlimb asymmetry in elite academy soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research , 36 (4). pp. 1031-1037. ISSN 1064-8011
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 the head weightlifting coach for Middlesex University where he coaches international to regional level weightlifters.