Biomechanics of Football
Welcome to the home page of the Biomechanics of Football research group in the School of Sport and Education (Brunel University).
This group is dedicated to the understanding and application of biomechanical aspects of Soccer, Rugby, and American Football.
MSc: Sam Fieldhouse (2010-11)
BSc: 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)
Theoretical studies using mathematical modelling and computer simulation
Experimental studies using video and force platforms
Optimum launch angle in the long soccer throw-in
Optimum launch angle in a soccer goalkeeper's punt kick
Optimum launch angle in a soccer goal kick
Optimum launch angle in a rugby place kick
Optimum launch angle in the American football forward pass
Effect of the impact point in the soccer instep kick
Effect of ball spin in the long soccer throw-in
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 Football research group.