Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

Barry Drust

Barry Drust
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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Dr. Barry Drust is both an academic and an applied exercise physiologist. Drust’s specialist research area is the physiology of intermittent exercise with a particular interest in the sport of football (soccer). Drust had completed his undergraduate degree in Sport Science in 1993 at Liverpool John Moores University and then obtained his PhD with a project entitled “Metabolic Responses to Soccer-Specific Intermittent Exercise” in 1997. He then lectured at The University of Teesside and The University of Durham before returning to Liverpool in 2002 to lead the B.Sc (Hons) Science and Football undergraduate degree. Barry Drust is now a member of the Football Exchange; an internal organisation that strategically directs all of the football-related teaching, research and consultancy activity within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has recently acted as a sport science consultant with Liverpool FC and the Football Association. He is also actively involved in directing the research related CPD of a number of other staff at clubs in both the Premier and Football League and national football associations. He is a BASES accredited exercise physiologist (scientific support) up until recently and now a full member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists, the Physiological Society and the American Physiological Society. Drust is also an Associate Editor for a series of special issues of the Journal of Sports Sciences entitled "Science and Medicine in Football". He also serves on the editorial board the Open Sports Science Journal and the International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport.

Research Interest

a) Development of soccer-specific treadmill protocols and the comparison of intermittent exercise patterns, specifically soccer-specific intermittent exercise, with continuous exercise. b) Evaluating the physical demands of soccer match-play and the training and testing of players c) The impact of training organisation on physiological adaptations.


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