Real v rubish by dr. Colin Robertson PhD

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

Dr Colin Robertson is a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education, and Research Coordinator and Senior Lecturer at the UK's leading Sport's Rehabilitation department; currently the Director of Studies for ten PhD students (most of whom placed in professional sport or health), and has taught hundreds of MSc students (Strength and Conditioning, Sports Rehabilitation, and Nutrition).

Over the past 20-years Dr Col has established the High Performance facilities at Liverpool John Moores University, The University of Bolton, and Pembrokeshire College. At the University of Bolton, Colin has overseen the administration and data analysis of the largest injury surveillance programme in the world; encompassing all teams within the Rugby Super League since 2013.

Dr Colin Robertson has been involved in human performance and sport science his entire professional career. He has worked in every aspect of Strength and Conditioning from rugby to wrestling to wheelchair basketball, and countless sports in between; at national and international levels of competition. As an environmental physiologist he has prepared numerous global adventurers to undertake unimaginable challenges, from climbing Everest to rowing the Atlantic, "Dr Col" has become a go-to specialist.

Col is an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (UKSCA), accredited Kinanthropometrist (body composition specialist), and a qualified Nutritionalist, equipping him with an all-round knowledge and understanding of how best to develop people along the road of their health and fitness goals.

Today he is best known for linking the evidence base of elite sport science and clinical health practice to every day exercise activity and nutritional behaviour.

Col is well-published amongst the peer-reviewed scientific literature, and has authored (and co-authored) leading impact papers on nutrition, chronobiology, athlete preparation, and the changing state of health in Western Industrialised Nations. From clinical rehabilitation, right up to elite sports performance, Col has worked with an extremely broad range of athletes and individuals.

Dr Col's driving philosophy is that: "Health, wellness, and fitness are the building blocks of a life worth living, and that everyone - regardless of their personal circumstances - has the right to receive the absolute best levels of support and guidance when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes. Sport and fitness are vital industries, and the only industries that can breed a culture of health and hope that people can rely on, and that can make all of our futures brighter."


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