Paul Comfort

Paul Comfort

Senior Lecturer


Paul is the programme leader for the MSc Strength and Conditioning. While at the University his roles have included Head of Sports Science Support for Salford City Reds Rugby League Football Club (2008-2012), co-ordination of the Strength and Conditioning for England Men's Lacrosse (2008-2012), and he currently co-ordinates the sports science support for Sale Sharks RFU as part of their partnership with the University. 


Programme leader for the MSc Strength and Conditioning

Module Leader for Theory and Practice of Training, Advanced Strength and Conditioning, Postgraduate Research Project. 

Research Interests

Strength and Conditioning and Athlete Development

Sports Nutrition

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons) Sports Science: University of Gloucestershire

MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science: University College Chester

PhD in Sports Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning: University of Salford 

PGCAP: Southampton University

Professional Member British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, recertified with Distinction (CSCS*D) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)

Founder Member of the UKSCA


Comfort, P & Abrahamson, E (2010) Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, England.

Please see seek profile for a detailed list of publications in peer reviewed journals