Biomechanics of Athletics
Welcome to the home page of the Biomechanics of Athletics research group in the School of Sport and Education (Brunel University).
This group is dedicated to the understanding and application of biomechanical aspects of Athletics (known as Track and Field in some parts of the world).
Dr Nick Linthorne (Researcher)
Nils Eckardt (MA student, Westfälische Wilhelms - University of Münster, Germany)
Dr Pedro Alcaraz (Researcher, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain)
Dr Jose-Luis Elvira (Researcher, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain)
Asuncion Martínez-Valencia (Researcher, Universidad Castilla la Mancha, Spain)
PhD: Lisa Bridgett (2000-04), Masaki Wakai (1999-2004)
MSc: Amber Luzar, Glen Paxman (2011-12), Nicky Carter (2003-04)
BSc: Ashley Bryant, Michael Saad, Shanie Page (2012-13),
Steve Barnard, Jane Black, Matt George (2010-11),
Laura Allsop, Sam Hook, Patrick North, Sophia Turner, Gemma Weetman (2009-10),
Dominique Blaize, Liz Checkley, Gavin Comber, Neil Crossley (2008-09),
Naida Bromley, Montell Douglas, Greg Duggan, Nathan Marshall, Richard Webster, Shaufiq Ali (2007-08),
Sara Bostock, Katrina Butler, Andrew Nicholson, Tom Reynolds, Sam Rickman, Kadi-Ann Thomas (2006-07),
Craig Baker, Martin Heys, Gary Hill (2005-06),
Katie Alderman, Sarah Fenwick, Eddie Lapworth, Michelle Smith (2004-05),
Phil Banks, Nick Hart, Chris Morgan, Richard Townsend, Dan Ward, John Winter (2003-04),
Daniel Carter, Austin Ferns, Edward Willis (2002-03),
Maurice Guzman, Brett Kemble (1997-98)
Theoretical studies using mathematical modelling and computer simulation
Experimental studies using video and force platforms
Optimisation of the technique of elite performers
Resisted sprint training devices
Improving performance in the javelin throw
Effect of altitude on 100m sprint times
Computer simulation of long jump and high jump
Release angle in paralympic shot-putters
Prospective BSc(Hons), MSc, MPhil, and PhD students should contact Dr Nick Linthorne about research projects.
Students already enrolled at Brunel University should look at the Blackboard sites for SP3022 Dissertation and SP5500 MSc Dissertation.
List of Facilities available to the Biomechanics of Athletics research group.