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Chris Neville

Chris Neville


School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences


Chris has 18 years experience of working in the football industry. He has provided sports science and strength and conditioning support to teams both in the UK and the USA. Chris has experience in the Premier League and Championship in England and internationally with the England senior national football team.

Chris was conditioning coach to the Football Association during the European Championships (2012) in Ukraine and Poland, the World Cup finals in Brazil (2014) and the 2016 European Championships in France. Prior to this Chris also provided support during the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany.

He has also worked for Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth, LA Galaxy, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City Football Clubs. 

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Research interests

    Chris is currently carrying out postgraduate research (MPhil) in...

    Chris is currently carrying out postgraduate research (MPhil) in ‘The relative importance of training session composition to training periodisation models in professional football’ in collaboration with Liverpool John Moore’s University.

    He has presented at various conferences, seminars and symposia, including a keynote address at the BASES Students Conference 2014 at the University of Portsmouth, UK and session chair at the 2016 Medical Strategies Conference in London, UK. Chris has also provided presentations and consultative work with Glaxo Smoth Kline, London 2014 and English Institute of Sports, University of Loughborough, 2015. 

  2. Teaching experience

    Chris initially trained in sports massage therapy in 1999...

    Chris initially trained in sports massage therapy in 1999 and taught on both diploma and masters diploma awards (Active Associates, Birmingham) from 2000-2001.

    Following graduation in sports science in 2005, Chris carried out training and lecturing throughout the UK in professional football.

    He began teaching at Solent University as an associate lecture on BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy in 2017. 

  3. Memberships

    Chris is an associate member of UKSCA