Summary

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics

Course Leader BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Research Groups

Physcial Activity, Health and Rehabilitation Thematic Research Group

Clinical, Health and Rehabilitation Research Team (CHaRT)

Biography

I joined the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth in 2019 as a Lecturer in Biomechanics before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2020. As part of the Physical Activity, Health and Rehabilitation Thematic Research Group, and Clinical, Health and Rehabilitation Research Team (CHaRT) my research focusses on the use of biomechanics to inform the treatment and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal and neurological pathologies. I have experience leading international collaborative research projects involving clinicians and academics from multiple institutions, and securing external funding to support my research.

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, University of Ostrava and High Point University.

Research Interests

My research interests include exploring how the use of biomechanical measures can be used within clinical and rehabilitation settings to help improve and inform treatment. Specific topics include:

  • The use of non-linear variables and dynamical systems theory within clinical contexts
  • Changes in biomechanics during the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries
  • The application of biofeedback to rehabilitation practices
  • The use of velocity based training to inform resistance training practices.

I am a member of the biomechanics strand of the Clinical, Health & Rehabilitation Team which has three key areas of focus:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurorehabilitation¬†
  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation

The other members of this strand include Tim Exell and Amy Wright

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course Leader - BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Biomechanics (Level 4)
  • Preparing Research, Innovation or Enterprise Projects (Level 5)
  • Biomechanics in Practice (Level 6)
  • Rehabilitation in Strength and Conditioning (Level 7; Module Coordinator)
  • Advanced Topics in Skill Acquisition (Level 7)
  • Undergraduate and MSc level research projects
  • MPhil, PhD and ProfDoc Research Supervisor