Assessment Team

Clare Marsh

Clare Marsh

Clare is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Salford and has worked at the University since 2000. She has experience of working with cyclists, runners, and triathletes carrying out a variety of endurance based physiological tests over many years. Clare is a keen sports person herself and has taken part in a number of 10k runs and several triathlon/duathlons, but her passion is cycling.

Steve Atkins

Dr Steve Atkins

As an active road cyclist and mountain biker, Dr Steve Atkins has a long-time interest in how best to optimize performance. With over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, he has undertaken research into the determinants of performance, including use of advanced technologies to optimize data measurement in cycling. As an accredited sport and exercise scientist with the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Steve has worked with many elite and amateur athletes.

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Laura is a Demonstrator / Research Assistant at the University of Salford and has worked at the University since 2008. She has experience of carrying out a variety of endurance based physiological tests over the years across varying levels of athletes. Laura enjoys a variety of sporting activities, including running and cycling (both road and mountain) and has completed a variety of events including 10k runs, 5k swims, half marathons and the Manchester 100 cycle ride.