Dan is a Reader in Strength and Conditioning and Programme Director of the MSc in Strength and Conditioning at St Mary's University, Twickenham, UK. Before joining St Mary's he was employed as a strength and conditioning coach at the English Institute of Sport. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at California State University Long Beach. Dan has coached national and international medallists across a wide range of sports, and in particular has worked with World and Olympic champions in track and field athletics, rowing, canoeing and rugby. Dan's PhD is in biomedical engineering (from Imperial College London) and his research interests include musculoskeletal modelling, functional anatomy and strength training. He has published around 40 articles in peer reviewed scientific and professional practice journals. He is a founder member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and currently serves the organisation as Director of Finance and Administration (a post he also held between 2005 and 2009).