P Comfort

Senior Lecturer: Strength and Conditioning

School of Health, Sport & Rehab

Strength and Conditioning, Sports Science

Paul is the programme leader for the MSc Strength and Conditioning and worked as Head of Sports Science Support for Salford City Reds Rugby League squad (2009-2013). In addition he co-ordinated the Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science support for England Mens Lacrosse (2009-2012). Currently he works with numerous sports teams, through the University partnerships, including Sale Sharks RFU, Manchester City Football Club, Wigan Warriors RFL and Lancashire County Cricket Club. He has over a decade of experience working in the field of Strength and Conditioning. In addition he edited and co-authored the 'Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention' text book published by Wiley-Blackwell and 'Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An evidence based approach', published by Routledge.


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  1. Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626, Dos'Santos, T, Beckham, G, Stone, M, Guppy, S and Haff, GG 2018, 'Standardization and methodological considerations for the isometric mid-thigh pull' , Strength and Conditioning Journal .
  2. Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626, Dos'Santos, T, Thomas, C, McMahon, JJ and Suchomel, TJ 2018, 'An investigation into the effects of excluding the catch phase of the power clean on force-time characteristics during isometric and dynamic tasks' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32 (8) , pp. 2116-2129.
  3. Lake, J, Mundy, P, Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626 and Suchomel, T 2018, 'Do the peak and mean force methods of assessing vertical jump force asymmetry agree?' , Sports Biomechanics .
  4. James, LP, Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626, Suchomel, TJ, Kelly, VG, Beckman, EM and Haff, GG 2018, 'The impact of power clean ability and training age on adaptations to weightlifting-style training' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research .
  5. Lake, JP, Mundy, PD, Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626, McMahon, JJ, Suchomel, TJ and Carden, P 2018, 'The effect of barbell load on vertical jump landing force-time characteristics' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research .
  6. Bazyler, CD, Mizuguchi, S, Kavanaugh, AA, McMahon, JJ, Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626 and Stone, MH 2017, 'Returners exhibit greater jumping performance improvements during a peaking phase compared to new players on a volleyball team' , International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13 (6) , pp. 709-716.
  7. Colclough, A., Munro, AG, Herrington, LC ORCID: 0000-0003-4732-1955, McMahon, JJ and Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626 2017, 'The effects of a four week jump-training program on frontal plane projection angle in female gymnasts' , Physical Therapy in Sport, 30 , pp. 29-33.
  8. Suchomel, T, Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626 and Lake, P 2017, 'Enhancing the force-velocity profile of athletes using weightlifting derivatives' , Strength and Conditioning Journal, 39 (1) , pp. 10-20.
  9. Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626, Williams, R, Suchomel, TJ and Lake, JP 2017, 'A comparison of catch phase force-time characteristics during clean derivatives from the knee' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31 (7) , pp. 1911-1918.
  10. Thomas, C, Ismail, KT, Simpson, R, Comfort, P ORCID: 0000-0002-1131-8626, Jones, PA ORCID: 0000-0002-3295-7670 and Dos’Santos, T 2017, 'Physical profiles of female academy netball players by position' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning research , p. 1.