My research interests look at exploring how the use of biomechanical measures, including non-linear variables within the theoretical framework of dynamical systems theory, can be used within clinical settings to help improve and inform treatment of pathologies. I also have an interest in the implementation of biofeedback into rehabilitation practices to help maximise recovery from sporting and occupational injuries. I also have interest in the use of biomechanical variables, such as lift velocity, in strength and conditioning practices.
I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2019 as a Lecturer in Biomechanics with a specific focus on clinical research. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath, graduating in 2014, and went on to complete a PhD at the University of Lincoln. My PhD explored the effect anterior cruciate ligament injury and subsequent reconstructive surgery has on the execution of movement tasks. During this research, I worked alongside orthopaedic surgeons and research staff in United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and led the expansion of the project to a multi-site research collaboration with Anglia-Ruskin University, the University of Portsmouth, and the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.
I have been an active member of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport since 2015 attending a number of conferences and securing the Student Mini Research Grant in 2016 to help support my doctoral studies. I have visited and conducted research in a number of international research institutions such as Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of Salzburg, Aspire Academy, and High Point University. Finally, I am the UK lead for promoting and marketing National Biomechanics Day, an annual international movement that aims to increase the profile of biomechanics through varying events.