Professor Greg Whyte OBE

Professor Greg Whyte OBE PhD DSc FBASES FACSM is a physical Activity Expert, world-renowned sports scientist, Olympian and author of new book Bump it Up

  • Two-time Olympian
  • Professor of Sport Science, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Published over 200 peer reviewed papers and 8 books in the area of sport, exercise science and medicine
  • Performance Director, Centre for Health and Human Performance
  • Helped to raise over £35 million for Comic Relief and Sport Relief
  • Author of Amazon Bestseller: Achieve the Impossible
  • Presenter on ITV’s Eternal Glory
  • Chair of UK Active Research Institute Scientific Advisory Board
  • Principal investigator for WADA

A physical activity expert and world-renowned performance scientist, Professor Greg Whyte OBE is an Olympian in modern pentathlon and a European and World Championship medalist.Well-known for his involvement in Comic Relief, assisting various celebrities in challenge events, Greg recently supported Jo Brand on her 'Hell of a Walk' from Hull to Liverpool and Radio 1's Greg James on his 5 triathlons in 5 cities in 5 days. As a result of his work, Greg has helped to raise over £35 million for charity.Since 2006, Greg has applied his sports science work to assist various celebrities in completing some of the toughest challenges. Greg has trained, motivated and successfully coached 23 Sport and Comic Relief Challenges including: the comedian David Walliams to swim across the English Channel the Gibraltar Straits and the length of the Thames; James Cracknell to run, cycle and swim to Africa; a team of 9 celebrities including Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles and Gary Barlow to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro; Eddie Izzard to run a remarkable 43 marathons in 50 days; Christine Bleakley to waterski across the English Channel; Dermot O’Leary, Olly Murs and others to cross the driest desert in Africa; John Bishop to complete 'Bishops Week of Hell’ that involved John cycle, row and run from Paris to London; and Davina McCall in her 'Beyond Breaking Point' 506 mile ultra-triathlon.In 2014 Greg was awarded an OBE for his services to Sport, Sport Science & Charity, and was voted as one of the Top 10 Science Communicators in the UK by the British Science Council. Greg’s latest book, Bump it Up, a guide for exercising during pregnancy, is released in August.Greg will be speaking on The Baby Show Stage with MadeForMums on Saturday 22 October at 12.45pm, followed by a book signing on Speakers Corner at