Mr Michael Edwards


Mr Michael Edwards
NameMr Michael Edwards
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science
Research institute
Primary appointmentLondon Sports Institute
Email addressm.edwards@mdx.ac.uk
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Mike has been working at Middlesex University since 2016. Mike has completed a BSc in Sport, Health & Exercise Science, a MSc in Strength & Conditioning and holds the award of Qualified Teacher Status by the Department of Education.

Mike is also an Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach via the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, and has supported a wide variety of athletes in multiple sports from regional to Olympic level. 

Teaching

Mike is programme leader for the BSc Sport & Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) and module leader for a variety of modules across all undergraduate Sport & Exercise Science programmes. Mike also teaches on the postgraduate programme, MSc Strength and Conditioning.

Current undergraduate teaching

  • Module tutor Fundamentals of Training Principles in Sport and Exercise (SES1501/SES1601/SES1701/SES1803)
  • Module tutor Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning (SES1804)
  • Module leader Applied Strength and Conditioning (SES2805)
  • Module leader Research Methods (SES2510/SES2610/SES2710/SES2810)
  • Module tutor Dissertation (SES3501/SES3601/SES3701/SES3801)
  • Module tutor Advanced Sport and Exercise Science (SES3502/SES3702/SES3802)
  • Work Based Practice (SES3601/SES3701/SES3803)
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning (SES3804)

Current post graduate teaching

  • Module tutor Performance Training and Corrective Exercise (SES4015)

Education and qualifications

BSc (Hons) Sport, Health & Exercise Science
01 Jul 2009
St Mary's University
MSc Strength & Conditioning
01 Dec 2012
Middlesex University

Grants

Prizes and Awards

External activities

BTEC Sport/Sport & Exercise stakeholder panel
External committee
External comittee
Pearson Education
01 Nov 2023

Research outputs

Heavy barbell hip thrusts do not effect sprint performance: an 8-week randomized–controlled study

Jarvis, P., Cassone, N., Turner, A., Chavda, S., Edwards, M. and Bishop, C. 2019. Heavy barbell hip thrusts do not effect sprint performance: an 8-week randomized–controlled study. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33, pp. S78-S84. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002146

Do fencers require a weapon-specific approach to strength and conditioning training?

Turner, A., Bishop, C., Cree, J., Edwards, M., Chavda, S., Read, P. and Kirby, D. 2017. Do fencers require a weapon-specific approach to strength and conditioning training? The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31 (6), pp. 1662-1668. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001637

Screening movement dysfunctions using the overhead squat

Bishop, C., Edwards, M. and Turner, A. 2016. Screening movement dysfunctions using the overhead squat. Professional Strength and Conditioning.

Physical characteristics underpinning lunging and change of direction speed in fencing

Turner, A., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Edwards, M., Brazier, J. and Kilduff, L. 2016. Physical characteristics underpinning lunging and change of direction speed in fencing. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 30 (8), pp. 2235-2241. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000001320

Characteristics and experiences of interns in strength and conditioning

Read, P., Hughes, J., Blagrove, R., Jeffreys, I., Edwards, M. and Turner, A. 2017. Characteristics and experiences of interns in strength and conditioning. Journal of Sports Sciences. 35 (3), pp. 269-276. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1161220

Strength and conditioning for sprint swimming

Bishop, C., Cree, J., Read, P., Chavda, S., Edwards, M. and Turner, A. 2013. Strength and conditioning for sprint swimming. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 35 (6), pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000019
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