Dr Kris Beattie is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Health Science at AIT. Kris has a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Ulster University, an MSc in Sports Physiology from Liverpool John Moore’s University, and a PhD from the University of Limerick where his research focused predominantly on the physiological adaptations of strength training in endurance athletes. A UKSCA accredited S&C coach since 2010, Kris has coached within Rugby Union, Athletics and Rowing. His research interests include the physiology of strength, speed and endurance training and athlete assessment.
Kris's Research Projects
The Role of Strength on Speed Adaptations in Female Team-Sport Athletes
Beattie, K. (2019). Strength training for endurance runners. In: Schumann, M. & Rønnestad, B.R., eds. Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training: Scientific Basics and Practical Applications. Springer, UK.
Beattie, K., Carson, B.P., Lyons, M.P., Kenny, I.C. (2017). The Effect of Maximal- and Explosive-Strength Training on Performance Indicators in Cyclists. International Journal of Sports Physiology & Performance; 6: 1-25.