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Chris Neville

Chris Neville

Senior Lecturer

Faculty 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

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

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.

Teaching experience

Chris is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, having gained his Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE) in 2019.

Research interests

Chris is currently researching the topics of 'training composition in elite football' and 'career transitions in professional football'.