Barry is a Professor of Applied Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University. His research interests are specifically focused on the physiology of intermittent exercise and optimizing training and performance in soccer. Barry has published over 150 peer reviewed research articles and has provided information and support to a number of elite football organizations’ in the UK. He also currently runs a doctoral education programme in applied sport and exercise science.

Synopsis of talk

Sport science is widely used to support the athlete and coach in training and competition. The application of science and modern technology is thought to help improve the chances of success by informing practices that help improve performance and reduce injury risk. The content of this presentation will attempt to outline both the potential role that sport science can play in supporting the development of performance as well as attempt to contextualize these considerations in view of other factors that are important to performance.