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).
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.
Turner, Anthony N. and Jones, Ben and Stewart, Perry F. and Bishop, Chris and Parmar, Nimai and Chavda, Shyam and Read, Paul (2019) Total score of athleticism: holistic athlete profiling to enhance decision-making. Strength and Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602 (Published online first)
Chavda, Shyam and Turner, Anthony N. and Comfort, Paul and Haff, Gregory and Williams, Steve and Bishop, Chris and Lake, Jason (2019) A practical guide to analyzing the force-time curve of isometric tasks in Excel. Strength and Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602 (Published online first)
James, Lachlan P. and Suchomel, Timothy and McMahon, John and Chavda, Shyam and Comfort, Paul (2019) Effect of onset threshold on kinetic and kinematic variables of a weightlifting derivative containing a first and second pull. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . ISSN 1064-8011 (Published online first)
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
Sorensen, Angela and Chavda, Shyam and Turner, Anthony N. (2019) Intra- and inter-day reliability of typical and alternative weightlifting variables during heavy cleans. In: UKSCA National Conference 2019, 15-16 Jun 2019, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. (Published online first)
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.