Research Centre Staff


Adam Bruton

Dr Adam Bruton
Employing imagery and observation-based methods to enhance performance across individuals and groups. Exploring the role of various group dynamics processes, such as cohesion and collective efficacy, in the performance of groups. Using eye-tracking and neuroimaging methods to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved with self- and collective efficacy development.



Ceri Diss  -Oct 2013

Dr Ceri Diss
Biomechanics, running gait and jumping performance, age based biomechanics and performance.


Luke Felton

Dr Luke Felton
Understanding psychological well-being within elite performers. Applying established theoretical frameworks, such as attachment theory and self-determination theory, to examine factors associated with psychological well-being such as depression, vitality, and satisfaction.


Maher Hamzeh - Oct 2013

Maher Hamzeh
Biomechanics Mechanical evaluation of different types of soccer shoes and lsokinetic testing of muscular strength imbalance in the lower limbs of soccer players in order to prevent injury and monitor rehabilitation.


dr nick hurren

Dr Nick Hurren
Human metabolic physiology. Special interest in the links between lipid/lipoprotein metabolism and chronic disease states (diabetes, NAFLD, CVD, obesity), and the role that exercise and/or nutritional interventions can play in improving metabolic health across the lifespan.


Sandra Klaperski

Dr Sandra Klaperski
Interplay between physical exercise and stress, health, natural environments, and outdoor education. Recent work has focussed on the impact of physical exercise on physiological and psychological stress regulation and health.


Jin Lou - Oct 2013

Dr Jin Luo
Influence of ageing on human musculoskeltal system, and the development of new technologies and interventions to promotes healthy ageing and to treat ageing related musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis and back pain.



Siobhan Strike - Oct 2013

Dr Siobhan Strike
Biomechanics of compensatory actions used by amputees to produce movement. This includes researching designs of prostheses and movement patterns of active lower limb amputees to enhance prothesis design.


Neale Tillin - Oct 2013

Dr Neale Tillin
Human neuromuscular function and the underpinning physiology within the context of performance and pathology. Understanding the neural and mechanical factors that influence muscle force production and how these things are affected by age, athletic performance and training.



Chris Tyler - Oct 2013

Dr Christopher Tyler
Exercise performed in extreme environments. Recent work has focused on the role that cooling interventions may play in improving exercise performance in various conditions (cycling, running and motor-sport) and the effect of prolonged cold-exposure on blood-flow responses (working with Sir Ranulph Fiennes in Antarctica).



PhD Students


Miranda Asher
‘Developing an exercise programme for lower limb amputees’


Enda King
‘3D biomechanical analysis of athletes returning to play after primary anterior cruciate ligament’


Kylie Roy
‘A grounded theory approach to growth following sport injury.’


Jade Salim
‘Exploring Hardiness and Stress-Related Growth in the Context of Sport Injury.’