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Craig joined the department in 2003 shortly after obtaining his undergraduate BSc (Hons) in Sports Science. He then went on to complete his PhD at Edge Hill University in 2012 with a project entitled ‘The Physiological Demands of Competitive Taekwondo’. This was completed alongside his combined roles of lecturer and physiologist practitioner for the Olympic Great Britain Taekwondo national team (2006-2010; 2012), which included preparations for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and consultancy for London 2012. Craig’s specialist area is Sport and Exercise Physiology and he currently leads the applied sports science modules and the sport and exercise physiology undergraduate modules offered within the department. Craig also acts as a member of the editorial and review board for the ‘Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts‘ (2011-present).

Research interests

Research Focus:

  • Physiological and stress hormonal responses in combat sports
  • Nutritional and pharmacological performance ergogenic aids
  • Pacing in endurance sports

Education/Academic qualification

The Physiological Demands of Competitive Taekwondo, PhD, Edge Hill University

… → 2012

Sports Science, BSc

… → 2003

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Research Output 2004 2017

  • 467 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 6 Poster
  • 4 Paper
  • 1 Abstract
21 Citations (Scopus)
43 Downloads (Pure)

The effects of novel ingestion of sodium bicarbonate on repeated sprint ability

Miller, P., Robinson, A., Sparks, A., Bridge, C., Bentley, D. & McNaughton, L., 29 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 30, 2, p. 561-568

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sodium Bicarbonate
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Lactic Acid
3 Citations (Scopus)

Information acquisition differences between experienced and novel time trial cyclists

Boya, M., Foulsham, T., Hettinge, F., Parry, D., Williams, E., Jones, H., Sparks, A., Marchant, D., Ellison, P., Bridge, C., McNaughton, L. & Micklewright, D., 1 Sep 2017, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49, 9, p. 1884-1898

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Heart Rate

Activities 2011 2011

  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts (Journal)

CRAIG BRIDGE (Member of editorial board)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work


Physiological Demands of Competitive Taekwondo

Author: Bridge, C., 1 Jun 2012

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The Effects of Deception on Pacing Strategy, Perceptional Responses and Performance during Cycling Time Trials

Author: JONES, H., 17 Jun 2015

Supervisor: MCNAUGHTON, L. (Director of Studies), MARCHANT, D. (Supervisor), BRIDGE, C. (Supervisor) & MIDGLEY, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis