I gained my BA (Hons) in Physiology from Trinity College Dublin and my PhD in Physiology from the University of Aberdeen.
My general research is in performance analysis and conditioning in intermittent exercise. I am also involved in international collaborations investigating pacing strategies in elite sport, in addition to publishing work in the field of physical activity and sport and exercise nutrition.
I have a diverse area of research interests, from basic human physiology to applied sports science, including:
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Bradley, Eddie, Board, Lisa, Hogg, Robert and Archer, David (2018) Determining high intensity activity in women’s rugby union: Use of current use of male derived absolute speed thresholds underestimates true levels. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 (Supp 1). pp. 1-94. ISSN 0264-0414
Bradley, Eddie, Hogg, Robert and Archer, David (2017) Effect of the PreBind engagement process on scrum timing and stability in the 2013 to 2016 Six Nations. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1555-0265
Bradley, Eddie, Sharpe, Phil, Hogg, Robert and Archer, David (2017) Match demands in elite women’s English Premiership rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences D2.S4.5 (1), 35 S4 (S1/D2). 5 -119. ISSN 2332-7839 (In Press)
Archer, David, Hogg, Robert, Coulson, Morcombe, Soos, Istvan, Anderson, Steven, Innerd, Paul and Leyland, Sandra (2017) Influence of body mass index and gender on physical activity in primary school children during PE and non-PE school days. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76. E33-E33. ISSN 0029-6651
Hayes, Catherine, Fulton, John, Devlin, Siobhan, Westwood, Diane, Garfield, Iain, Beardmore, Phil, Archer, David, Collins, Michael and Bingle, Lewis (2016) Perception of academic learning environments and perceived impact on articulation of employability; a mixed methods study. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (10). ISSN 1759-667X
Archer, David, Drysdale, K and Bradley, Eddie (2016) Differentiating technical skill and motor abilities in selected and non-selected 3-5 year old team-sports players. Human Movement Science, 47. pp. 81-87. ISSN 0167-9457
Bush, Michael, Archer, David, Hogg, Robert and Bradley, Paul S (2015) Factors Influencing Physical and Technical Variability in the English Premier League. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10 (7). pp. 865-872. ISSN 1555-0265
Bradley, Paul, Archer, David, Hogg, Robert, Shuth, Gabor, Bush, Michael, Carling, Christopher and Barnes, Christopher (2015) Tier-Specific Evolution of Match Performance Characteristics in the English Premier League: It’s Getting Tougher at the Top. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (10). pp. 980-987. ISSN 0264-0414
Mytton, Graham, Archer, David, Turner, Louise, Skorski, Sabrina, Renfree, Andrew, Thompson, Kevin and St Clair Gibson, Alan (2015) Increased variability of lap speeds differentiate medallists and non-medallists in middle distance running and swimming events. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10 (3). pp. 369-373.
Bush, Michael, Barnes, Chris, Archer, David, Hogg, Robert and Bradley, Paul (2014) Evolution of Match Performance Parameters for Various Playing Positions in the English Premier League. Human Movement Science, 39. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0167-9457
Barnes, Chris, Archer, David, Bush, Michael, Hogg, Robert and Bradley, Paul (2014) The Evolution of Physical and Technical Performance Parameters in the English Premier League. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 35. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0172-4622
Mytton, Graham, Archer, David, St Clair Gibson, Alan and Thompson, Kevin (2014) Reliability and stability of performances in 400-m swimming and 1500-m running. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9 (4). pp. 674-679. ISSN 1555-0265
Mytton, Graham, Archer, David, St Clair Gibson, Alan, Thompson, Kevin and Renfree, Andrew (2013) Validity and reliability of a 1500-m lap time collection method using public videos. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 8 (6). pp. 692-694. ISSN 1555-0265
Bradley, Paul, Carling, Chris, Archer, David, Roberts, Jennifer, Dodds, Andrew, Di Mascio, Michele, Paul, Darren, Gomez Diaz, Antonio, Peart, Dan and Krustrup, Peter (2011) The effect of playing formation on high-intensity running and technical profiles in English FA Premier League soccer matches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (8). pp. 821-830. ISSN 0264-0414
Shirreffs, Susan, Merson, Stuart, Fraser, Susan and Archer, David (2004) Effect of fluid restriction on hydration status in man. British Journal of Nutrition, 91 (6). pp. 951-958. ISSN 0007-1145
Perry, K, Archer, David and Leyland, Sandra (2017) Student motivation to take part in employability enhancing volunteering opportunities within Higher Education Sport and Exercise degree programmes. In: University of Sunderland Research Conference, 5th June 2017, University of Sunderland.
Archer, David and Miller, Keith (2015) Using online and mobile student polling techniques to engage students in assessment design. In: 3 Rivers Conference: Student Engagement, 27 Mar 2015, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)
Archer, David (2013) Effects of method of dehydration on post exercise rehydration. In: Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, 15-18 Jul 2013, Newcastle University.
Archer, David, Berry, Laura, Dixon, Stuart and Hogg, Robert (2013) Assessment of technical changes during swimming performance in trained junior swimmers. In: International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2013, 21 - 23 Aug 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Archer, David and Coulson, Morcombe (2009) Practical Fitness Testing. Practical Fitness Testing . Bloomsbury A&C Black, London. ISBN 9781408110225
Coulson, Morcombe and Archer, David (2009) Practical Fitness Testing: Analysis in Exercise and Sport. Fitness Professionals, 1 . Bloomsbury A&C Black. ISBN 9781408110225
Coulson, Morcombe and Archer, David (2008) The Advanced Fitness Instructor's Handbook. A&C Black Publishers Ltd, London. ISBN 9781408195680
European Journal of Sports Sciences
International Journal of Sports Medicine
I worked as a consultant in applied physiology and nutrition for British Swimming and British Fencing and have provided scientific support to elite athletes/teams since 1999.Media coverage:
Last updated 14 May 2019