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Biomechanics of Football


Welcome to the home page of the Biomechanics of Football research group in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Brunel University London). This group is dedicated to the understanding and application of biomechanical aspects of Soccer, Rugby, and American Football.


Research Areas

  • Theoretical studies using mathematical modelling and computer simulation
  • Experimental studies using video and force platforms
Research Projects
  • Countermovement jump to monitor fatigue status
  • Optimum launch angle in a soccer goal kick
  • Effect of run-up speed in the long soccer throw-in
    Past Projects
  • Optimum launch angle in the long soccer throw-in
  • Optimum launch angle in a soccer goalkeeper's punt kick
  • Optimum launch angle in a rugby place kick
  • Launch angle in the American football forward pass
  • Effect of ball spin in the long soccer throw-in
  • Effect of shoe mass in the soccer penalty kick
  • Effect of the impact point in the soccer instep kick
    Projects Available
  • Prospective BSc(Hons), MSc, MPhil, and PhD students should contact Dr Nick Linthorne about research projects. Students already enrolled at Brunel University London should look at the Blackboard Learn sites for SP3700 Major Project and SP5500 MSc Dissertation.
Members
  • Dr Nick Linthorne (Researcher)
  • Mr Ben Male (MPhil student)
  • Ms Antonia Gregoriou (MSc student)
    Former Members
  • MSc: Jason Davies (2013-15), Sam Fieldhouse (2010-11)
  • BSc: Harry Mennem (2015-16), Joe Dodson (2014-15), Jake Byrne (2013-14), Ben Rolfe (2012-13), Sky Modebe (2011-12), Stephanie Cripps, Eleanor Doherty, Patrick Johnson, Matthew Lochead, Emmanuel Obi, James Ravenscroft, Thomas Stokes (2010-11), Ronan Rasheed (2009-10), Nathaniel Blanks, Joel Brasher-Jones, Daniel Larcombe, Amber Luzar, Richard Potts, Jamie Thomas (2008-09), Michael Knott, Robert Mills, Craig Oliver (2007-08), Natalie Duggan, James Lightfoot (2006-07), Martin Leach, Chris Paine, Dipesh Patel (2005-06), David Everett (2004-05)
Facilities
  • List of Facilities available to the Biomechanics of Football research group.
Links

 


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Last Updated on: May 2013


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