Mário C. Marques is the Head and full Professor of Training Theory and Methodology in the Department of Sports Sciences at the University of Beira Interior. He also holds an appointment as a Head of Strength and Conditioning performance analysis team of the CIDESD. Additionally, he is serving as Strength and Conditioning consultant for the Portuguese Swimming Federation.
Collaborator in several funded projects focused on frailty and exercise to promote and recommend changes in lifestyle associated with physical exercise for frail patients at risk of functional decline and MID-FRAIL to test the efficacy of a multimodal intervention in prefrail/frail older patients. His current research interests include the neuromuscular biomechanics of muscle strength and power with special interest in strength training in both the elite athletes and the aging human.
He has published more than 200 original articles in peer-reviewed journals and have been supervisor of more than 10 PhD and approximately 50 Masters students.