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Charlie Pedlar


Charlie is a Professor of Applied Sports and Exercise Science at St Mary's in the Faculty of Sport, Allied Health, and Performance Science. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL (ISEH). Professionally Charlie started out as a research assistant for the British Olympic Association based at Northwick Park Hospital and funded by the English Institute of Sport (EIS). He has since held positions as London Region Lead Physiologist at the EIS (primary sport: British Athletics) and Chief Scientific Officer at Orreco. Charlie was the Director of the Centre for Health, Applied Sport and Exercise Science at St Mary’s between 2009 and 2015.


Whilst embedded in high performance sport Charlie completed his PhD at Brunel University in 2007 entitled 'Sleep and Exercise during Acclimation and Acclimatisation to Moderate Altitude in Elite Athletes', which involved a combination of field data collected during moderate altitude training camps and laboratory data, investigating responses to altitude in the GB national squads for Speedskating, Biathlon, Rowing, Kayaking and Athletics.


He has a keen interest in the application of scientific research to the training of male and female elite athletes, and as such has been involved in the preparation of elite athletes for international competition. Charlie’s specialist areas include altitude and environmental physiology, sleep, the Female Athlete, the application of biomarkers to optimise performance in pro athletes. He has attended many international training camps across the world as a team physiologist, many of them at moderate altitude destinations. He currently works with professional athletes in the NBA, NHL, NFL, PGA Golf, English Premier League and F1.

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