Dr. Robin Thorpe – UK
Dr Robin Thorpe is a Performance Scientist and Conditioning Coach at Manchester United Football Club. Over the last 8-years Robin has worked with the first team delivering performance and S&C support to players whilst overseeing and managing fatigue, recovery and regeneration practices throughout the Club. Robin completed an applied PhD (Liverpool John Moores University) investigating methods of fatigue and performance-monitoring alongside his practical role at the Club, which has led to a number of original articles published in peer reviewed journals. Much of his work centres around a model of monitoring the player response to stress in order to maximize availability, training load prescription and recovery and reduce injury and illness risk.