Dr Alex Dinsdale
Dr Alex Dinsdale is the Course Leader for the MSc Strength and Conditioning and a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. Alongside his academic role. Alex is an accredited member of the UKSCA and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has also been a successful strength and conditioning coach for well over a decade, whereby he has worked with numerous sports at all levels of performance.
Alex Completed his PhD research at Leeds Beckett University titled “Post-Activation Potentiation: the interaction between Movement Patterns, Mechanical Loading and Training Procedures”. He completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in sport and exercise science at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to working at Leeds Beckett, Alex was a lecturer in Sport Studies at Newman University Birmingham. In addition, he has worked as a strength and conditioning coach, weightlifting coach and held various other lecturing roles.
Alex primarily teaches on the MSc Strength & Conditioning and BSc Sport and exercise Science courses. He currently module leads the level 6 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning Practice and the level 7 Planning, Delivery and Evaluation of Training. Alex also contributes to biomechanics, coaching and research methods modules, along with supervising both undergraduate and post graduate students through their major independent study.
Alex’s primary research interest is the development of human performance through the implementation of strength and conditioning training programmes. His research focuses on strength and power related topics in detail: internal forces, mechanical loading, mechanical similarity, postactivation potentiation, warm-ups, strength testing and strength - speed training strategies. Furthermore, he led the biomechanical analysis for the shot put (2017 & 2018) and hammer at the IAAF world championships (2017). Alex has successfully supported several external clients in the long-term development of explosive strength-speed performance for these sports: Athletics, Martial Arts, Rugby Union, Cricket, Weightlifting and Telemark skiing.
Nicholson B; Dinsdale A; Jones B; Till K (2021) Sprint and Jump Mechanical Profiles in Academy Rugby League Players: Positional Differences and the Associations between Profiles and Sprint Performance. Sports, 9 (7), pp. 93-93.
Nicholson B; Dinsdale A; Jones B; Heyward O; Till K (2021) Sprint Development Practices in Elite Football Code Athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
Nicholson B; Dinsdale A; Jones B; Till K (2021) Authors’ Reply to Wewege et al.: Comment on: “The training of short distance sprint performance in football code athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis”. Sports Medicine
Nicholson B; Dinsdale A; Jones B; Till K (2020) The Training of Short Distance Sprint Performance in Football Code Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine