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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)
 

Publications

Book Chapter

2010

Anthropometric profiles of elite junior ice-hockey players
Hankey, J., Lyons, M. and Duncan, M.J.
Trends in Human Performance Research

2009
2009

Multi-Component Training for Gaelic Games: A Case Study on a County-Level Gaelic Football Player
Lyons, M. and Duncan, M.
Advances in Strength and Conditioning Research

Conference Publication

2017

22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Crowley, E., Harrison, A.J. and Lyons, M.

2016
2015

14th FEPSAC Congress
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Dodd, L. and Al-Nuaim, A.

2015

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Dodd, L. and Al-Nuaim, A.

2015

AIESEP Congress
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Dodd, L. and Al-Nuaim, A.

2014

61st Annual Congress of the American College of Sports Medicine
Al-Nakeeb,Y., Dodd, L., Collins, P., Al-Nuaim, A., and Lyons, M.

2014

19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb,Y., Dodd, L., Collins, P., Al-Nuaim, A., and Lyons, M.

2014

19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science.
Lyons, M., Dunleavy, S., Dunphy, A., Cronin, G. and McLoughlin, D.

2014

19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Al Maadeed, A., Trad, W., Al Qahtani, A., Al Shammari, D., Al Ghanim, H., Ali, M., Eisss, L., Mansour, M. and Lyons, M.

2014

Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte
Beattie K.;Carson B.;Lyons M.;Kenny I.
Cultura Ciencia Y Deporte

2013

BASES Student Conference
Reilly, B., Akubat, I., Lyons, M., Collins, K. and Tanton, J.

2013

18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
Collins, P., Al-Nakeeb, Y., and Lyons, M.

2013

18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
Al-Nuaim, A., Al-Nakeeb, Y. and Lyons, M.

2013

BASES Annual Congress
Hankey, J., Minova, D., Lavery, J., Duncan, M. and Clarke, N. Lyons, M.,

2013

18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
Al-Nakeeb,Y., Dodd, L., Collins, P., Al-Nuaim, A., and Lyons, M.

2012

2012 British Psychological Society Annual Conference
Duncan, M.J., Smith, M. and Lyons, M.

2012

59th Annual Congress of the American College of Sports Medicine
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Al-Hazzaa, H. M., Al-Nuaim, A., Collins, P., Duncan, M.J.,

2011

16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Hankey, J., Lyons, M. and Duncan, M.J.

2011

16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Hankey, J., Lyons, M. and Duncan, M.J.

2011

2011 BASES Student Conference
Collins, P., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Nevill, A., and Lyons, M.

2011

58th Annual Congress of the American College of Sports Medicine
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Collins, P. and Hankey, J.

2011

16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
Collins, P., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Nevill, A., and Lyons, M.

2011

58th Annual Congress of the American College of Sports Medicine
Lyons, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Hankey, J. and Nevill, A.M.

2010

2010 BASES Annual Conference
Duncan, M.J., Taylor, S. and Lyons, M.

2010

15th European College of Sports Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Collins, P., Lyons, M., Hankey, J. and Woodfield, L.

2010

3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Duncan, M., Woodfield, L. and Lyons. M

2010

15th European College of Sports Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Collins, P., Hankey, J. and Woodfield, L.

2009

2009 BASES Annual Conference
Hankey, J., Duncan, M.J. and Lyons, M.

2009

2009 BASES Annual Conference
Hankey, J., Duncan, M.J. and Lyons, M.

2008

2008 BASES Annual Conference
Duncan, M.J., Lyons, M. and Hankey, J.

2008

13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Duncan, M., Woodfield, L., Lyons, M. and Dowdall, S.

2008

55th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M. and Nevill, A.M.

2008

2008 BASES Annual Conference
Burgess, P., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Moreton, J., Hankey, J., Lyons, M. and Nevill, A.M.

2007

The Science, Learning and Teaching Conference
Duncan, M. J., Lyons, M. and Al-Nakeeb Y.

2007

2007 BASES Annual Conference
Duncan, M. J. and Lyons, M.

2007

12th European Sports Psychology Federation Congress
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Duncan, M., Nevill, A.M. and James, C.

2007

2007 BASES Annual Conference
Duncan, M. J., Heseltine-James, C. and Lyons, M.

2007

12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Collins, P. and Hankey, J.

2007

International Conference on Physical Activity and Obesity in Children
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Duncan, M. J., Woodfield, L. and Lyons, M.

2007

3rd National Obesity and Health Conference
Duncan, M.J., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Woodfield, L. and Lyons, M.

2007

British Education Studies Association Annual Conference
Lyons, M., Duncan, M.J. and Al-Nakeeb, Y.

2006

11th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Moreton, J., Duncan, M., Nevill, A.M. and James, C.

2006

2006 BASES Annual Conference
Duncan, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Woodfield, L. and Lyons, M.

2006

ICHPER Conference
Al-Nakeeb,Y., Duncan, M., Woodfield, L. and Lyons, M.

2006

11th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Lyons, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Moreton, J. and Duncan, M.J.

2005

2005 BASES Annual Conference
Duncan, M., Woodfield, L., Lyons, M., Dodd, L. and Al-Nakeeb, Y.

2005

2005 BASES Annual Conference
Lyons, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y. and Nevill, A.

2005

10th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Nevill, A.M. and Duncan, M.

2005

10th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Lyons, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y. and Nevill, A.M.

2004

9th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Duncan, M., Myers, T., Griggs, G., Woodfield, L. and Dodd, L.

2004

9th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Myers, T., Griggs, G, Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Duncan, M., Woodfield, L. and Dodd, L.

2004

9th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M. and Nevill A. M.

2003

8th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y. Lyons, M., Nevill, A.M., O Neill, S., Duncan, M. and Woodfield, L.

2003

ECB Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket
Duncan, M., Hollyhead, S., Woodfield, L., Lyons, M. and Al-Nakeeb, Y.

2002

7th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., O Neill, S., Duncan, M. and Woodfield, L.

Edited Book

2010


Trends in Human Performance Research

2009


Advances in Strength and Conditioning Research

Other Journal

2008

Using enquiry-based learning in Sports and Exercise Sciences: A case study from exercise Biomechanics
Duncan, M.J. and Lyons, M.
Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Other Publication

2018

Prescription of Dry-land Resistance Training by Elite Swimming Strength and Conditioning Coaches.
Crowley, E;Harrison, AJ;Lyons, M
Medicine and science in sports and exercise

2015

Sprinting performance and resistance-based training interventions: A systematic review
Bolger R.;Lyons M.;Harrison A.;Kenny I.
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000720

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

DRY-LAND RESISTANCE TRAINING PRACTICES OF ELITE SWIMMING STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES
Crowley, E;Harrison, AJ;Lyons, M
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002599

2017

Examining the relationship between the functional movement screen and the landing error scoring system in an active male collegiate population
Everard, EM,Harrison, AJ,Lyons, M
Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association DOI: doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001582.

2017

Running and metabolic demands of elite rugby union assessed using traditional, metabolic power, and heart rate monitoring methods
Dubois R.;Paillard T.;Lyons M.;McGrath D.;Maurelli O.;Prioux J.
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

2017
2017

Running and Metabolic Demands of Elite Rugby Union Assessed Using Traditional, Metabolic Power, and Heart Rate Monitoring Methods
Dubois, R,Paillard, T,Lyons, M,McGrath, D,Maurelli, O,Prioux, J
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

2015

An Investigation into the Lifestyle, Health Habits and Risk Factors of Young Adults
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Dodd, L. and Al-Nuaim, A.
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health DOI: 10.3390/ijerph120404380

2015

Match-play demands of elite youth gaelic football using global positioning system tracking
Reilly B.;Akubat I.;Lyons M.;Collins D.
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000714

2015

Match-play demands of elite youth Gaelic Football using global positioning system tracking
Reilly, B,Akubat, I,Lyons, M,Collins, DK
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research

2014

A cluster analysis of lifestyle and health habits of youth from two geographically and culturally diverse countries
Al-Nakeeb,Y., Dodd, L., Lyons, M., Collins, P. and Al Nuaim, A.A.
Preventive Medicine DOI: 10.4236/ojpm.2014.44025.

2014

Anthropometric and Lifestyle Characteristics of Active and Inactive Saudi and British Adolescents
Duncan, M.J., Al-Hazzaa, H.M., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Al-Sobayel, H.I., Abahussain, N.A., Musaiger, A.O., Lyons, M., Collins, P. and Nevill, A.
American Journal Of Human Biology DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22574

2013

Peak power prediction in junior basketballers: Comparing linear and allometric models
Duncan, MJ,Hankey, J,Lyons, M,James, RS & Nevill, AM
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31825d97ac

2013

A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Health Behaviors between Saudi and British Adolescents Living in Urban Areas: Gender by Country Analyses
Al-Hazzaa, HM,Al-Nakeeb, Y,Duncan, MJ,Al-Sobayel, HI,Abahussain, NA,Musaiger, AO,Lyons, M,Collins, P,Nevill, A
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health DOI: 10.3390/ijerph10126701

2013

The Effect of Moderate and High-Intensity Fatigue on Groundstroke Accuracy in Expert and Non-Expert Tennis Players
Lyons, M,Al-Nakeeb, Y,Hankey, J,Nevill, A
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

2013

The effect of moderate and high-intensity fatigue on groundstroke accuracy in expert and non-expert tennis players
Lyons M.;Al-Nakeeb Y.;Hankey J.;Nevill A.
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

2013

A cross-cultural comparison of lifestyle habits between Saudi and British adolescents: Gender by country differences
Al-Hazzaa, H.M., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Duncan, M.J., Al-Sobayel, H.I., Abahussain, N.A., Musaiger, A.O., Lyons, M., Collins, P., Nevill, A.
International Journal Of Behavioral Medicine DOI: 10.3390/ijerph10126701

2012

The effect of moderate and high-intensity fatigue on groundstroke accuracy in expert and non-expert players.
Lyons, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Hankey, J. and Nevill, A.M.
Journal Of Sports Science And Medicine

2012

The Impact of the Built Environment on Young People's Physical Activity Patterns: A Suburban-Rural Comparison Using GPS
Collins, P,Al-Nakeeb, Y,Nevill, A,Lyons, M
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health DOI: 10.3390/ijerph9093030

2012

Peak power prediction in junior basketballers: Comparing linear and allometric models.
Duncan, M.J., Hankey, J., Lyons, M., James, R. and Nevill, A.
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research

2012

The prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviours relative to obesity among adolescents from Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: Rural versus urban variations
Al Nuaim, A.A., Al-Nakeeb, Y. Lyons, M., Al-Hazzaa, H., Nevill, A., Collins, P. and Duncan, M.J.
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

2012

Obesity, physical activity and sedentary behavior amongst British and Saudi youth: A cross-cultural study
Al-Nakeeb, Y., Lyons, M., Collins, P., Al Nuaim, A.A., Al-Hazzaa, H.M., Duncan, M.J. and Nevill A.
International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

2012

The effect of exercise intensity on coincidence anticipation performance at different stimulus speeds
Duncan, M.J., Smith, M. and Lyons, M.
European Journal of Sport Science

2012

The effect of caffeine ingestion on field hockey skill performance following physical fatigue
Duncan, M.J., Taylor, S. and Lyons, M.
Research In Sports Medicine

2010

Comparisons between peak power prediction equations in adolescent female basketballers
Duncan, M.J., Lyons, M. Hankey, J. & Woodfield, L.
Journal of Sports Therapy

2009

Placebo effects of caffeine on short-term resistance exercise to failure
Duncan, M.J., Lyons, M. and Hankey, J.
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

2008

Ambulatory physical activity in British children
Duncan, M.J., Al-Nakeeb, Y., Woodfield, L. and Lyons, M.
International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

2008
2008

Evaluation of peak power prediction equations in male basketball players.
Duncan, M.J., Lyons, M. and Nevill, A.
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research

2008

Post-exercise coincidence anticipation in expert and novice Gaelic games players: the effects of exercise intensity
Lyons, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y. and Nevill, A.M.
European Journal of Sport Science

2007

Pedometer determined physical activity levels in primary school children from central England
Duncan, M.J, Al-Nakeeb, Y., Woodfield, L. and Lyons, M.
Preventive Medicine

2006

Body fatness and physical activity levels of young children
Al-Nakeeb,Y., Duncan, M., Lyons, M. and Woodfield, L.
Annals of Human Biology

2006
2006

Performance of soccer passing skills under moderate and high intensity localized muscle fatigue
Lyons, M., Al-Nakeeb, Y. and Nevill, A.M.
Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research

2006

Performance of soccer passing skills under moderate and high-intensity localized muscle fatigue
Lyons, M,Al-Nakeeb, Y,Nevill, A
Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association