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Dr Marco Beato

Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Science

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Dr Marco Beato

School of Health and Sports Sciences

T: +44 (0)1473 338000

Marco is an applied sport and exercise scientist with a particular interest in strength and conditioning, GPS technology and elite football performance.  Marco is a researcher with an international reputation and plays a very active role as a supervisor in the PhD programme in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Suffolk.  He is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (USA), as well as a reviewer for some of the most prestigious Journals in Sport and Exercise Science.  Marco has published several scientific publications on international journals (see selected publications below).

Marco has been collaborating (since the season 2009/10) with sport science and strength and conditioning departments in several professional football clubs in Italy (Serie A) and England.  Currently, he provides sport science consultancy for some professional football clubs and international sport based companies specialising in GPS monitoring, flywheel training, strength and conditioning.

Marco acquired his Bachelor and Masters degrees (First Class) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Verona (Italy).  He completed his PhD in Sport and Exercise Science in the Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences at University of Verona in 2016.  Marco has been a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy since 2018.  Through his applied professional experience, Marco has acquired several internationally recognised certifications, including CSCS (NSCA, USA), Medical Statistics Certificate (University of Stanford, USA), Fitness Coach Pro License (FIGC, Italy), Football Coach UEFA B License (FIGC, Italy), and SICS Video Analysis License (Italy).

Selected Publications

Beato M and Dello Iacono A. Implementing flywheel (isoinertial) exercise in strength training: current evidence, practical recommendations and future directions. Frontiers in physiology. 2020, 3;11:569.

Gualtieri A, Rampinini E, Sassi R, Beato M. Workload monitoring in top-level soccer players during congested fixture periods. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020, 41(10):677-681.

Beato M, De Keijze K, Carty B, Connor M. Monitoring fatigue during an intermittent exercise with accelerometer derived metrics. Frontiers in physiology. 2019, 10:780.

Young D, Coratella G, Malone S, Collins K, Mourot L, Beato M. The match-play sprint performance of elite senior hurlers during competitive games. PLOSone. 2019, 4(4):e0215156

Beato M, Devereux G, Stiff A. Validity and reliability of global positioning systems units (STATSports Viper) for measuring distance and peak speed in sports.  Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2018, 32(10):2831-2837

Beato M, Bianchi M, Coratella G, Merlini M, Drust B. Effects of plyometric and directional training on speed and jump performance in elite youth soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2018, 32 (2):289-296

Beato M, Jamil M, Devereux G. Reliability of internal and external load parameters in recreational football (soccer) for health. Research in Sports Medicine. 2018, 24:1-7

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F, Impellizzeri FM. Effects of recreational football performed once a week (1 hour per 12 weeks) on cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged sedentary men. Science and Medicine in Football. 2017, 1: 171-177

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F, Hulton AT. Evaluation of the external and internal workload in female futsal players. Biology of Sport. 2017, 34:227-231

Christopher J, Beato M, Hulton A. Manipulation of exercise to rest ratio within set duration on physical and technical outcomes during small-sided games in elite youth soccer players. Human Movement Science. 2016;48:1-6.

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F. Quantification of energy expenditure of recreational football Journal of Sports Sciences. 2016, 28:1-4

Zamparo P, Bolomini F, Nardello F, Beato M. Energetics (and kinematics) of short shuttle runs. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2015; 115:1985-1994.

Zamparo P, Zadro I, Lazzer S, Beato M, Sepulcri L. Energetics of Shuttle Runs: The Effects of Distance and Change of Direction. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2014; 9:1033-1039.