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Biography

After completing an MEng in Civil Engineering at Imperial College, Louise worked as a Structural Engineer in large multidisciplinary engineering consultancies for 7 years in London and New Zealand. She returned to university to study an MSc in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University, graduating in 2014. Louise then studied for a PhD in Sports Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University which involved working with British Cycling and the English Institute of Sport. In 2019, Louise was appointed as a Research Assistant at Swansea University on a joint project between the Applied Science, Technology, Exercise and Medicine Research Centre and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating to develop new printed products which included printed heaters and pressure sensors. Louise started as a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria in November 2021.

Research interests

Louise’s main research interests are understanding coordination in human movement and how this can be manipulated to improve human performance. She has a particular interest in cycling biomechanics, coordination and performance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Sports Science, PhD, The effects of strength training on intermuscular coordination during maximal cycling, Sheffield Hallam University

5 May 20152 Mar 2020

Award Date: 2 Mar 2020

Sports Science, MSc, Sports Biomechanics, Loughborough University

28 Sept 201330 Sept 2014

Award Date: 30 Sept 2014

Civil Engineering, MEng, Civil Engineering, Imperial College London

28 Sept 200130 Jul 2005

Award Date: 29 Jul 2005

Research Group keywords

  • Optimising Human Performance

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