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About the editor: Anthony Turner

Anthony is Programme Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University, London, UK, and a certified strength and conditioning coach with both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. He is the lead strength and conditioning coach to Middlesex University’s funded athletes (including TASS) and the British Fencing National Academy and also provides consultancy to the British Army. Anthony is the organiser of the Strength and Conditioning Student Conference hosted at Middlesex University and is well published in the field of strength and conditioning. He is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the physiology and biomechanics of fencing.

Recent publications

I   Peer-reviewed articles

  • Roberts T, Turner A, Mayers R. A field based test battery for tennis. Professional Strength and Conditioning, 2011, 20, 13–22.
  • Turner A. (2011). Defining, developing and measuring agility. Professional Strength and Conditioning, 2011, 22, 26–28.
  • Turner A. The science and practice of periodisation: a brief review. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2011, 33, 34–46.
  • Turner A. Training the aerobic capacity of runners: a break from tradition. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2011, 33, 39–42.
  • Turner A, Kilduff L. Defining and developing the aerobic capacity. Professional Strength and Conditioniing, 2011, 23, 2–11.
  • Turner A, Walker S, Coneyworth P et al. A field-based testing battery for the assessment of fitness in soccer players. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2011, 33, 29–39.

II   Invited reviews

  • Turner A, Baker E, Miller S. Increasing the impact force of the rear hand straight. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2011, 33, 2–9.

III   Conference presentations

  • Turner A, Humes A. Strength and conditioning training to assist the rehabiliation of Army soldiers. Oral Presentation, UK Sport, Exercise and Medicine Conference, 24 November 2011, London, UK.
  • Miller SC, Barker N, Turner A. The effects of wearing an upper body compression garment on maximal upper body performance. Poster Presentation, 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Sciences, 6–9 July 2011, Liverpool, UK

Column editors

Ed Baker

Ed Baker is an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with Performance Hertfordshire, based at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, England. Ed graduated with a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning from Middlesex University in 2011 following a successful career as a Personal Trainer, Sports Science Lecturer and Strength Coach. He has featured in a number of publications including the Strength and Conditioning Journal and Men's Health magazine, and is a regular guest speaker for UK Athletics on the subjects of Nutrition and Performance Training. Ed is responsible for a range of athletes across different International, Olympic and Paralympic sports, including England women's Football and Rugby, Arsenal ladies 1st Team and Academy, British Swimming, GB squad Bobsleigh, Netball, Pole Vault, Kayaking and high performance Tennis.

Jon Cree

Jon currently lectures Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Rehabilitatition at the London Sports Institute, Middlesex University. He completed a Masters of Science in Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex in 2009 and is also an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. Jon currently coaches athletes from athletics, fencing and rugby backgrounds. Jon is also a Sports Rehabilitator and has been a practicing member of the British Associaion of Sports Rehabiltators and Trainers since 2007 and has worked for both professional and semi-professional teams during that time. His research interests include the effects of squatting on the knee and post activation potentiation for performance enhancement.

Denis Enright

Denis obtained his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2004, and has a wealth of experience in some of London's top teaching hospitals specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, acupuncture and sports rehabilitation. He is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), and the Association of Acupuncture of Chartered Physiotherapist (AACP). Denis works full-time for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, managing musculoskeletal physiotherapy, podiatry, osteopathy and NHS Walk-in / Urgent Care services across four central London boroughs. He is the owner and lead physiotherapist for, a private physiotherapy service offering home and clinic-based physiotherapy services across central and north London. Denis also provide physiotherapy support to the celebrities and dancers on 'Let's Dance for Sports Relief'. Outside work he is a keen cyclist and runner, and is currently training towards his a duathlon and half marathon.

Sean Maloney

Sean is a strength and conditioning coach, lecturer and writer based in Milton Keynes. Sean runs his own strength and conditioning training company, Maloney Performance, and has worked with a wide range of athletes, from Olympic and world medallists at the peak of their careers to primary school children taking their first steps into sport. During his young career, he has already been privileged to have worked with such organisations as the English Institute of Sport, The Football Association and Badminton England. Sean’s main research interests are focused around power performance and, in particular, the phenomenon of post-activation potentiation (PAP). Having previously played a variety of sports to a competitive level, Sean currently competes as a powerlifter.

Stuart Miller

Stuart is currently the Head of Biomechanics at the London Sport Institute, taking the lead on the MSc in Sport and Exercise Science. His research passion is in understanding how we move optimally, with a focus on muscle and tendon mechanics, and the application to whole body movement. Outside of academia, Stuart is a successful American Football coach, having won two British Championships, and one European Championships with the London Blitz American Football Club.

Paul Read

Paul Read is a strength and conditioning coach and lecturer in strength and conditioning at Gloucester University. Paul currently works with a number of sprinters and sprint hurdle athletes as well as coaching elite athletes in a range of disciplines such as football, rugby, golf, hockey, mixed martial arts, tennis and fencing.

Perry Stewart

Since completing his MSc in Strength and Conditioning, Perry began lecturing and coaching for The London Sport Institute. He is an accredited strength and condition coach with the UKSCA, NSCA and also a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist with the NASM. Perry currently works with QPR academy and many other elite athletes from sports such as athletics, judo, karate, taekwando, triathlon and fencing.

Sarah Tomlins

Sarah is a qualified physiotherapist and accredited strength and conditioning coach with specialist areas in plyometric training and rehabilitation. Currently Sarah combines working as an advance trainer at the prestigious KX gym in South Kensington with coaching some of Britain’s most up and coming middle distance runners. Past work has also included working as a strength coach for Portsmouth University and England Basketball.

Brian Walpole

Brian was born and bred in Limerick, Ireland and has been living and working in London for the last 5 years. He has qualified with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and a Masters in Strength and Conditioning as well as many secondary qualifications, including Functional Movement Screening and Corrective Exercise Specialist certifications. Brian's current roles include Managing Director of Love Fitness Education, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the prestigious Harrow School for Boys and Academic Advisor for the Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy.