Elliot Lam

  • Doctoral Researcher
Start date: April 2019
Primary supervisor: Dr Laura Barrett
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Barry Mason

Elliot was an undergraduate student on the BSc Sport & Exercise Science programme at Loughborough University, where his dissertation focused on the effect of ketone supplementation on endurance running performance. During this time, he undertook a professional training placement at Coventry City Football Club during the 2015/2016 season, where he worked as a Sports Science assistant for the first team. He then undertook his MSc in Human and Applied Physiology at King’s College London, where his dissertation investigated the role of the muscle chemoreceptors on the cardiovascular and respiratory response to exercise.


Research Title: Elite youth hockey player development during the transition into university

This project aims to investigate ways of maximising fitness and performance characteristics of youth hockey players as they undergo the transition from school/college to university, whilst also aiming to minimise the injury rates during this developmental period. The study will monitor training load data (global positioning satellite technology, heart rate, rating of perceived exertion, psychometric scales) in hockey players to examine how accumulated weekly training load may influence injury risk and incidence and to investigate if there is a threshold at which injury risk is dramatically increased.

External Activities

Head of School Undergraduate Prize (2016/2017) – Highest achieving student from the School of Sport & Exercise Health Sciences undergraduate programmes. 

Featured Publications

BASES Student Conference 2016 - Investigating relationships between various training load measures to assess the use of global positioning system statistics in professional football

  • Lam E, Greenhough E, Nazari P, White MJ, Bruce RM. Muscle metaboreflex activation increases ventilation and heart rate during dynamic exercise in humans. Exp Physiol. 2019 Oct;104(10):1472-1481. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP087726
  • Lam, E.P.; Sunderland, C.D.; Morris, J.G.; Furlong, L.-A.M.; Mason, B.S.; Barrett, L.A. Effect of Changing Match Format from Halves to Quarters on the Performance Characteristics of Male University Field Hockey Players. Sensors 2021, 21, 5490. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21165490