Skip navigation

Marc Briggs

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Dr Marc Briggs is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. His primary responsibilities include Programme Leader for Sport Coaching BSc (Hons), with further teaching interests lying mainly within sports physiology, sports nutrition and the application of sports science to coaching. Marc contributes to teaching at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels delivering lectures, seminars, practicals and laboratory workshops across a wide range of modules.

Marc is a former graduate of Northumbria University, gaining a first class degree in Applied Sport Science and Coaching (BSc Hons). Additionally, Marc is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since successfully completing a Post Graduate Certification if Higher Education Practice (PGCHEP). Most recently, Marc has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sport and Exercise Science. Marc’s thesis investigated the Dietary Habits of Adolescent Academy Soccer Players. Working with Sunderland AFC Academy, Marc was able to design innovative methods to assess energy balance identifying evidence of sub-optimal energy consumption; subsequently incorporating intervention strategies identified to improve nutritional intake amongst this elite population. 

Marc also endeavours to be an applied practitioner, currently providing consultancy support to Sunderland AFC in his role as Sport Nutritionist to Academy footballers. Additionally, Marc also works closely with other professional football clubs including Newcastle United and Middlesbrough, in a range of roles including performance analysis, talent ID, training load monitoring and match-play demands. Marc has also travelled to Zambia and delivered specific sessions on nutrition and plyometrics to the head Olympic team coaches at the Youth Olympic Development Centre in Lusaka.

Marc Briggs

Campus Address

Northumberland Building, NB247
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Physiological mechanisms associated with the use of a passive heat intervention: positive implications for soccer substitutes, Cowper, G., Goodall, S., Hicks, K., Burnie, L., Fox, K., Keenan, A., De Martino, E., Briggs, M. 1 May 2024, In: European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Investigation into the transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between new and continuing undergraduate students, Briggs, M., Thornton, C., McIver, V., Rumbold, P., Peart, D. 1 Jun 2023, In: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
  • Mobile applications for the sport and exercise nutritionist: a narrative review, Peart, D., Briggs, M., Shaw, M. Dec 2022, In: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • The Effectiveness of Nutritional Education Interventions on Dietary Intake in Young Black Males: A Near-Empty Systematic Review, Jones, H., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Briggs, M., Young, J. 28 May 2022, In: Nutrients
  • The impact of passive heat maintenance strategies between an active warm-up and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Cowper, G., Goodall, S., Hicks, K., Burnie, L., Briggs, M. 13 Aug 2022, In: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • The effects of an increased calorie breakfast consumed prior to simulated match-play in Academy soccer players, Briggs, M., Harper, L., McNamee, G., Cockburn, E., Rumbold, P., Stevenson, E., Russell, M. Aug 2017, In: European Journal of Sport Science
  • Physiological and performance effects of carbohydrate gels consumed prior to the extra-time period of prolonged simulated soccer match-play, Harper, L., Briggs, M., McNamee, G., West, D., Kilduff, L., Stevenson, E., Russell, M. Jun 2016, In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport / Sports Medicine Australia
  • The Effects of 120 Minutes of Simulated Match Play on Indices of Acid-Base Balance in Professional Academy Soccer Players, Harper, L., Clifford, T., Briggs, M., McNamee, G., West, D., Stevenson, E., Russell, M. Jun 2016, In: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Agreement between Two Methods of Dietary Data Collection in Male Adolescent Academy-Level Soccer Players, Briggs, M., Rumbold, P., Cockburn, E., Russell, M., Stevenson, E. Jul 2015, In: Nutrients
  • A passive heat maintenance strategy implemented during a simulated half-time improves lower body power output and repeated sprint ability in professional Rugby Union players, Russell, M., West, D., Briggs, M., Bracken, R., Cook, C., Giroud, T., Gill, N., Kilduff, L. 18 Mar 2015, In: PLoS One

  • Christopher Clayton The Effects of macro-nutrient distribution and meal frequency on body composition and Protein Turnover Start Date: 06/12/2022
  • Emmy Campbell Optimising Sport Nutrition Practices in Academy Football Players Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Gavin Cowper Investigating the physiological, perceptual and performance effects following the application of heated garments in soccer substitutes Start Date: 18/01/2021

  • Sports Science PhD March 23 2017
  • Sports Science BSc (Hons) July 31 2008
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013

a sign in front of a crowd

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

NU World

Explore NU World

Find out what life here is all about. From studying to socialising, term time to downtime, we’ve got it covered.

Latest News and Features

Michael Brodie CBE, CEO of the NHS Business Services Authority and honorary graduate
Insights North East
Ozcan Essen
Assistant Professor Charlotte Gordon at the Diabetes Nursing Awards with certificate of achievement
Dr Dawn Branley-Bell
Antarctica expedition
More news
More events

Upcoming events

Back to top