Clem Burke Drumming Project

University of Chichester

Dr Marcus SmithIn 1999 Dr Marcus Smith began work with Clem Burke. This collaboration has resulted in the first published data profiling the physiological demands of playing the drums during rehearsal and in concert.

Marcus is a Principal Lecturer and Field Leader in Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester, having completed a PhD in 1998. Primary responsibilities include BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Programme Leader and MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology Routeway Leader

He is currently supervising two PhD students in the area of nutrition supplementation and strength training, he is also the University representative for opportunities associated with London staging the 2012 Olympic Games at Regional and National level. In 2006 he established a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) interestgroup focusing on weight-classified athletes and in 2007 he became Chair of a research group based at King's College London focused on examining the effect of weight manipulation on brain structure, volume and performance.

As an applied sport scientist working with the England Amateur Boxing Association his role developed from project assistant to sports science manager. During the period 1987-2004 he attended two Olympic Games, four Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, two Commonwealth Games, four Senior World Championships, four Senior European Championships, 15 multi-nation tournaments, 30 'Dual' Internationals and five overseas international training camps. He has also undertaken work with elite athletes from the following sports: hockey, triathlon, table tennis, wrestling, judo, weightlifting, football, rugby union and cricket.

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