Dr Tom Little is a performance and nutrition specialist with over twenty years' experience in professional sport. He has worked at football clubs at Premier League and EFL Championship levels, including Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday. A finalist for the the 'Fabrice Muamba Award for Outstanding Services to Football Medicine and Science', he has also worked with athletes and governing bodies at international level in rugby, cricket, endurance and combat sports, and consulted to the Football Association's Sport Science Advisory Group and to Nike Elite Trainers. Tom is currently Head of Sport Science at EFL Championship club Preston North End, where he oversees all aspects of player preparation for optimal performance and health, including their physical training, recording and optimising a player's health metrics, and planning all on and offsite player nutrition.
Tom has a BSc and MSc in Sports Science and Nutrition, and gained his PhD in the Physiology of Professional Football Training from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a registered sport and exercise nutritionist (SENr) by The British Dietetic Association and an accredited strength and conditioning coach (ASCS) by the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. His peer-reviewed academic papers have been published on subjects including physical conditioning, exercise intensity and stretching protocols, and he regularly speaks at national and international conferences. He also hosts the 'Colour-Fit Chat' podcast, covering all aspects of nutrition and fitness.