2020 applicants

Christopher McManus

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
 Christopher McManus
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874475

  • Location

    ESA.3.24, Colchester Campus



University of Essex

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

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

  • Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism (SE103)

  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Science (SE106)

  • Professional Skills 2 (SE201)

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SE224)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Further Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health (SE738)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Personalising Health and Performance Nutrition (SE769)

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)


Journal articles (4)

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

Grants and funding


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

CloudTag Active Ltd

T2 Study

CloudTag Active Ltd


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ESA.3.24, Colchester Campus