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Carlton B Cooke Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Professor Carlton Cooke joined Leeds Met in 1990, whilst working as a principal investigator on the pioneering Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey. He became a Reader in 1993 and Carnegie Professor of Sport and Exercise Science in 1998, followed by his appointment in 2004 as Associate Dean and Head of the School of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education. In 2005 he became the Associate Dean for Research in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport an Education, being seconded to the University Research Office to be the Director of Postgraduate Research Students for two years in 2006. Carlton was again seconded to the University Research office in 2009 to be the Director of University Research, until the appointment of the new DVC for Research and Enterprise in 2010. Carlton now leads research in the new Carnegie Faculty. His research interests range from physiological and biomechanical aspects of high level sports performance to physical activity, exercise and health in adults and children.