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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 is Deputy Lead-Coordinator for Unit of Assessment 24 (Sport and Exercise Sciences) for REF 2021 and Course Leader for MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition. 

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 and netball)

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2014 2019

Wounds and Injuries
Mental Health
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2 Citations (Scopus)

Perspectives of applied collaborative sport science research within professional team sports

Malone, J., Harper, L., Jones, B., Perry, J., Barnes, C. & Towlson, C., 7 Feb 2019, In : European Journal of Sport Science. 19, 2, p. 147-155 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality Control

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Personal Autonomy
Cluster Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Sports Medicine
Information Dissemination
Evidence-Based Practice