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Dr Christopher McManus

Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Christopher McManus
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    +44 (0) 1206 874475

  • Location

    ESA.3.14, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Director of the Human Performance Unit BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist Department Ionising Radiation Protection Supervisor (DIRPS)

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Essex, (2020)

  • MA Sports Management London Metropolitan University, (2008)

  • BSc Sports and Exercise Science University of Essex, (2006)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex (3/9/2018 - present)

  • Director of Human Performance Unit, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex (1/9/2018 - present)

  • Manager of Human Performance Unit, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex (1/11/2013 - 1/9/2018)

  • Exercise Physiologist / Sports Nutritionist (Human Performance Unit), School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex (1/9/2011 - 1/10/2013)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Training principles and enhancing sports performance

Key words: Sports performance

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)

Dietary interventions to enhance sports performance

Ergogenic aids/supplements for athletic performance

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism (SE103)

  • Professional Skills 2 (SE201)

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SE224)

  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise (SE230)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Personalising Health and Performance Nutrition (SE769)

Previous supervision

Christopher Stephen Morton
Christopher Stephen Morton
Thesis title: Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (Nirs) Measurements in Cold Water Immersion.
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 5/9/2022
Joseph Thomas Barker
Joseph Thomas Barker
Thesis title: The Dietary Habits, Physical Activity and Mental Wellbeing of University Students’ During the Covid-19 Lockdown in England
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 5/7/2022

Publications

Journal articles (7)

Waterworth, S., Kerr, C., McManus, C., Costello, R. and Sandercock, GRH., (2022). Obese individuals do not underreport dietary intake to a greater extent than nonobese individuals when data are allometrically-scaled. American Journal of Human Biology. 34 (7), e23743-

McManus, C., Cooper, C. and Sandercock, G., (2022). The influence of compression tights on running economy varies by relative intensity. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 174795412210979-174795412210979

McManus, C., Butson, J., Rogerson, M., Waterworth, S., Jones, B., Cooper, C. and Sandercock, G., (2022). The influence of full leg-length compression tights during treadmill running at race speed. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 174795412211341-174795412211341

McManus, C., Venkatraman, PD. and Sandercock, G., (2020). The measurement of interface pressure applied by sports compression garments: A comparative study of two portable devices. Measurement. 156, 107592-107592

Mcmanus, CJ., Cooper, CE. and Collison, J., (2018). Performance comparison of the MOXY and PortaMon near-infrared spectroscopy muscle oximeters at rest and during exercise. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 23 (1), 1-1

Reed, KE., White, AL., Logothetis, S., McManus, CJ. and Sandercock, G., (2017). The effects of lower-body compression garments on walking performance and perceived exertion in adults with CVD risk factors. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20 (4), 386-390

McManus, CJ., Murray, KA. and Parry, DA., (2017). Applied Sports Nutrition Support, Dietary Intake and Body Composition Changes of a Female Athlete Completing 26 Marathons in 26 Days: A Case Study.. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 16 (1), 112-116

Conferences (1)

Teale, J. and McManus, C., (2022). Beyond the second ventilatory threshold: respiratory compensation point and third ventilatory threshold.

Grants and funding

2015

Proof-of-principle investigation of a wireless heart rate mobile device

CloudTag Active Ltd

T2 Study

CloudTag Active Ltd

Contact

cmcman@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874475

Location:

ESA.3.14, Colchester Campus

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