Chris Bleakley PhD is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.
He qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2000 before completing his PhD at Ulster University. He has subsequently held clinical and academic positions at: the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland; High Point University (North Carolina); and Ulster University. He is a researcher and clinician with a special background in musculoskeletal injuries, chronic ankle instability and sports epidemiology, and has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in international databases. His research activities are almost exclusively clinical, while he has been teaching and supervising doctoral dissertations for more than 10 years. He is a consultant to special sports medical committees in the United Kingdom and teaches as a guest speaker at seminars and postgraduate programs in many countries around the world.