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Neil Gibson

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Sheffield Hallam University in the field of sport and exercise science. Since graduating I have worked with the English Institute of Sport in Manchester before moving north of the border to take up a position with Heart of Midlothian FC. Since then I have held the position of Senior Sport Scientist with Heriot-Watt University and more recently been appointed to Director of Sport, Performance and Health with Oriam: Scotland's sports performance centre.

I am an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with the United Strength and Conditioning Association and a High Performance Accredited Physiologist and Laboratory Director with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists.

My current research focuses on the quantification of training load and its relationship to various physiological measures of performance and training design in association football. I am also interested in the physiological effects of bilateral and unilateral strength training in athletic populations.

Blurred lines: building winning athletes in sport or just plain bullying?

Mar 08, 2017 05:24 am UTC| Sports Health

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Sporting injuries are on the up and up – here's what can de done about it

Feb 06, 2017 08:01 am UTC| Sports

The RBS Six Nations rugby tournament is almost upon us and this year will be the first time it has been contested under new rules governing the tackle zone. In short, referees will be able to use stronger sanctions in the...

Bio-banding is football's big idea for developing young talent – and why it might not work

Sep 09, 2016 10:20 am UTC| Sports

Now that the summer football transfer window has closed, a new record has been set for spending in England. A total outlay of more than 1 billion on Premier League players sounds astronomical when you think that Trevor...

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