Chris Pollard

Organization: Melbourne Football Club
Job title: Assistant Sports Scientist
Season started: 2021
Professional Experience: 7
Nationality: Australia
Skills: Sports Scientist

Educational Experience

InstituteDegreeMajor DepartmentDate FromDate ToCurrent
Australian Catholic UniversityDoctorate of Philosophy (PhD)Sports and Exercise2021-01-012024-01-01No
Australian Catholic UniversityBachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours)Sports and Exercise2017-01-012017-01-01No
Australian Catholic UniversityBachelor of Exercise and Sports ScienceExercise Science2013-01-012015-01-01No
Emerald Secondary CollegeVCE2007-01-012012-01-01No

Experience Details

CompanyTitleSummaryDate FromDate ToCurrent
Melbourne Football ClubAssistant Sports Scientist#NAME?2021-06-01No
Australian Catholic UniversityACU/QUT Hamstring Injury Group Research Assistant2019: -Consistent collection and analysis of Collingwood VFL strength testing data pre, during and post-season -Liaised with High Performance managers at Collingwood FC -Exposure to work in an elite, high performance environment 2018 to 2019: -Screened and selected participants that underwent a specific sprinting protocol and fMRI scans -Liaised with participants and AAMI Park Imaging radiographers 2017: Honours research project -Recruited and trained 30 participants throughout a 12-week strength training intervention -Data collection/development of Microsoft Excel techniques -Data statistical analysis via JMP and SPSS statistical software platforms 2015: -GPS analysis of 6 months of data across 200 athletes -Practical application of theoretical concepts -Microsoft Excel skill development -Exposure to Catapult Sprint GPS analysis software2015-03-01No
Australian Catholic UniversityAdministrative OfficerActed as an administrative officer for the School of Behavioural and Health Science in the discipline of Exercise Science In this role I answered and screened incoming calls, liaised with staff members and students, prepared and distributed necessary and important documentation as well as coordinated meetings for staff members within the school2018-01-012019-07-01No
Australian Catholic UniversityPeer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) LeaderFacilitation and supervision of first year anatomy (EXSC105 - Foundations of Exercise Science) students' learning2015-06-012015-10-01No
Premier DataPerformance AnalystThrough my work as a performance analyst for Premier Data, I play an important role in tracking and coding performance-specific statistics via SportsCode computer software In doing so, I assist in compiling team and individual reports for local league AFL clubs and their coaches2019-04-01No
Melbourne Sports CentresGym Floor Attendant/Trainer#NAME?2019-12-012021-04-01No
Max Results Personal Training StudioPersonal Trainer#NAME?2019-06-012019-12-01No
The Academy - AustraliaAssistant Strength And Conditioning CoachI am currently volunteering my time working at The Academy School in Essendon, a VCAL-accredited educational facility with a strong focus on AFL football In my role there, I assist in monitoring and creating strength training regimes for year 11 and 12 students while coaching students on both technique and execution of strength training movements In doing so, I am developing relationships and mentoring the students to become better footballers and young men2019-05-012019-11-01No
Vald PerformanceSports Scientist and Research ConsultantWorked as a sports scientist and research consultant for Vald Performance across England and Europe (particularly Germany) I liaised and coordinated meetings with, demonstrated and explained the athlete testing systems that Vald Performance provides to a variety of clientele in a number of different settings, coupling with this the research pertinent to exercise science and elite sport This included High Performance Managers/Physiotherapists at Bundesliga and Premier League football clubs, as well as researchers at notable conferences across England2018-05-012018-09-01No
Cheshire cafeFloor-staff2016-09-012018-02-01No