I completed my undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University, continuing at Masters level and specialising in both Sports Biomechanics and Physiology. With a particular interest in training specificity and the sprint start, this work culminated in running a consultancy project for Sport Wales to scientifically underpin Strength and Conditioning practices in support of elite, power-based athletes. I am currently undertaking my PhD part time in the School of Sport and Exercise Science, focusing on how the application of biomechanical variables (termed Biofeedback) can alter complex, real world, movement patterns to improve performance and how these changes can be retained in the long term.
Alongside my own research at the University of Lincoln, I was the study coordinator for a research project conducted in collaboration with a local NHS trust hospital. The project aim was to develop novel Biomechanical Performance Based Indicators (PBI’s) of knee instability in patients prior to ACL reconstructive surgery to better inform clinical prognosis. This project resulted in the recruitment of a full time PhD, and has since extended to a large multi-site research collaboration with 4 University / NHS trust partnerships led by Professor David Mullineaux.
In addition, I run one of three regional Technology Hubs developed through European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) implementing technology with athletes, clubs and businesses on a consultancy basis. These technologies include motion capture systems, high speed cameras, 3D scanning and 3D printing. This work, in combination with my academic background, has led to the development of modest equipment modifications for sporting performance.
-Run externally facing Motion Capture Technology Hub (The MoCap Hub).
-Establish and develop links with industry.
-External research collaborations.
-Lecture on SES2044M Applied Movement Analysis module.
-BSc. Sport and Exercise Science Year 2 Personal Tutor.
-University of Lincoln bursary athlete support.
-Chair of School Enterprise Working Group