Dr Chris Byrne
Lecturer in Physiotherapy
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
I am a Lecturer in Physiotherapy and researcher in health and human performance.
I am a Physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council with a PhD in Exercise Physiology. I have held post-doctoral research positions in rehabilitation at the University of Oxford and military physiology at Singapore’s Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute, as well as lecturing positions in sport and exercise physiology at the University of Exeter and Heriot-Watt University.
PhD Exercise Physiology, Bangor University (2001)
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration), King’s College London (2013)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Plymouth and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
BA (Hons) Sports Science, Bangor University (1996)
Health and Care Professions Council (2013-Present)
I am module leader for the Physiotherapy undergraduate modules Inspiring Health & Exercise (PHY111) and Enhancing Physical Activity (PHY323) and I act as Physiotherapy lead for the second and third year Project Studies (SOHP501 & SOHP601) research modules. I contribute to teaching and research supervision on a range of undergraduate and post-graduate modules within the School of Health Professions.
My research has focused on health and human performance. Areas of investigation have included musculoskeletal trauma and recovery (Achilles tendon rupture, lateral ankle ligament sprain), body temperature regulation and performance during prolonged exercise in hot environments, and dynamic muscle function recovery following exercise-induced muscle damage. My research has included laboratory experiments of human performance, field-studies of mass-participation endurance running events, and large clinical trials in the NHS. A current PhD student is investigating injury incidence, mechanisms, and prevention in the sport of high-diving.
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