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Patrick Bray

Research Assistant


Patrick Bray is a Research Assistant with the Occupational Performance Research Group. Patrick completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Chichester, investigating the effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant extract supplementation on repeated arm crank sprints, a common movement pattern for Americas Cup athletes. He then completed his MSc at the University of Chichester, this time investigating the implications of menthol supplementation with carbohydrate and their effects on cycling performance in hot conditions.

Over this period, Patrick was able to support elite athletes competing in events such as the Marathon des Sables through the Universities Support and Rehabilitation Unit alongside gaining valuable experience supporting projects undertaken by the Occupational Performance Research Group.

Patrick is also the post graduate representative for the Education and Teaching Special Interest Group at BASES alongside taking up a coaching role for the RYA British Keelboat Academy.


2021 – 2022 – MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition, University of Chichester

2018 – 2021 – BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Performance Sailing), University of Chichester

Research Interests

  • Heat stress and exercise performance
  • Extreme environments
  • Applied nutritional strategies to occupational performance
  • Elite sailing performance


British Association of Sports and Exercise Science (BASES)

SENr (Graduate member)

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Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Hartigan
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Bea Pine
Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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