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Liam is a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, an Academic Associate on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Liam joined the University of Huddersfield as a Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in September 2016 and became Senior Lecturer in October 2017. He obtained his doctorate from Northumbria University, Newcastle with a thesis entitled ‘The performance and physiological responses to the extra-time period of soccer’ in October 2016. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Research and the application of science in team sports, particularly soccer
  • The investigation of ergogenic aids to improve exercise performance
  • The effectiveness of recovery modalities following exercise
  • Sports nutrition
  • Recreational team sport activities to improve health and wellbeing (i.e., walking football)

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Research Output 2014 2018

Achievement goals and self-determination in adult football players: A cluster analysis

Sarmento, H., Peralta, M., Harper, L. & Marques, A., 21 Jun 2018, In : Kinesiology. 50, 1, p. 43-51 9 p.

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Open Access
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Cluster Analysis

Investigating the Nutritional and Recovery Habits of Tennis Players

Fleming, J., Naughton, R. & Harper, L., 3 Apr 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 4, 12 p., 443.

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Open Access
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Perspectives of applied collaborative sport science research within professional team sports

Malone, J., Harper, L., Jones, B., Perry, J., Barnes, C. & Towlson, C., 14 Jul 2018, In : European Journal of Sport Science.

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Quality Control

Professional youth football academy injury data: Collection procedures, perceived value, and use

McCunn, R., Gibson, N., Fullagar, H. & Harper, L., 2018, In : Science and Medicine in Football. 2, 2, p. 141-148 8 p.

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Wounds and Injuries
Sports Medicine
Information Dissemination
Evidence-Based Practice

Small sided games in soccer – a systematic review

Sarmento, H., Clemente, F. M., Harper, L., da Costa, I. T., Owen, A. & Figueiredo, A., 27 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. 18, 5, p. 693-749 57 p.

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