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Dr. Mark Lyons

PhD, BSc

Biography

Dr. Mark Lyons joined the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department in September 2011. His PhD explored the effects of moderate and high-intensity exercise on sports-related performance.

Mark currently teaches on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Sports Performance programmes, where his interests are broadly based in the areas of Strength and Conditioning and Sports Performance. Previously, Mark worked as a senior lecturer on undergraduate and post-graduate programmes at Newman University College, Birmingham, UK.

Research Interests

Mark Lyons joined the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department in September 2011. His PhD explored the effects of moderate and high-intensity exercise on sports-related performance. His research interests are:

- strength and conditioning
- fatigue effects on sports performance
- match demands in Gaelic Games
- physical activity and obesity in youth.

Mark is a reviewer for a number of national and international journals including:

  • Acta Pediatrica
  • American Journal of Human Biology
  • European Journal of Sport Science
  • Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Medicine and Doping Studies
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • Annals of Human Biology
  • International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Teaching Interests

Mark currently teaches on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Sports Performance programmes, where his interests are broadly based in the areas of Strength and Conditioning, Coaching Science and Sports Performance. He is currently module leader for the following modules on the BSc Sport and Exercise Science:

SS4401 - Coaching Science and Performance 1
SS4402 - Exercise and Health Fitness
SS4403 - Coaching Science and Performance 2
SS4404 - Coaching Science and Performance 3

Mark is currently module leader for the following modules on the MSc in Sports Performance:

SS6042 - Strength Sports
SS6033 - Strength and Conditioning
SS6003 - Professional Competencies (I)
SS6013 - Professional Competencies (II)
SS6023 - Professional Competencies (III)