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Dr Marco Beato

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Strength and Conditioning

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Dr Marco Beato

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Strength and Conditioning

Research Lead Sport Science and Coaching.

T: +44 (0)1473 338000

Marco is a NSCA qualified Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Sport Scientist. He acquired his Bachelor and Master degrees (First Class) in Sport 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 during 2016. Marco has been a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy since 2018.

Marco has worked in several professional football clubs as a coach, including work with sport science and strength and conditioning departments. Since the season 2009/10 he has collaborated with some professional football clubs in Italy (Serie A) and England. Currently, he provides sport science consultancy for some professional football clubs in the EFL Championship, specialising in GPS monitoring, physical tests, strength and conditioning.

Through his applied professional experience, Marco has several football certifications, including CSCS (NSCA, USA), Fitness Coach Pro License (FIGC, Italy), Football Coach UEFA B License (FIGC, Italy), and SICS Video Analysis License (Italy).

Marco has a substantial practical knowledge in scientific research applied to sport: sport science, strength and conditioning training, applied physiology, and performance analysis. Marco is Research Lead in Sports Science and Coaching at University of Suffolk, as well as an Associate Editor of The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (USA). Marco have published several scientific publications on international journals (see selected publications below).


Selected Publications

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, Devereux G, Stiff A.


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, Bianchi M, Coratella G, Merlini M, Drust B.


Reliability of internal and external load parameters in recreational football (soccer) for health

Research in Sports Medicine. 2018, 24:1-7

Beato M, Jamil M, Devereux G.


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, Impellizzeri FM.


Evaluation of the external and internal workload in female futsal players

Biology of Sport. 2017, 34:227-231

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F, Hulton AT


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.

Christopher J, Beato M, Hulton A.


Quantification of energy expenditure of recreational football

Journal of Sports Sciences. 2016, 28:1-4

Beato M, Coratella G, Schena F.


Energetics (and kinematics) of short shuttle runs.

European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2015; 115:1985-1994.

Zamparo P, Bolomini F, Nardello F, Beato M.


Fatigue affects peak joint torque angle in hamstrings but not in quadriceps.

Journal of Sports Sciences. 2015; 33:1276-82.

Coratella G, Bellin G, Beato M, Schena F.


Energetics of Shuttle Runs: The Effects of Distance and Change of Direction.

International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2014; 9:1033-1039.

Zamparo P, Zadro I, Lazzer S, Beato M, Sepulcri L.


High volume training with small-sided games affects technical demands in football: a descriptive study.

Sport Sciences for Health. 2014;10:219-223.

Beato M, Bertinato L, Schena F.