Ceri Diss
  • 1051 Parkstead House, Whitelands

1997 …2023

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Personal profile


Ceri is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Convener of the MSc in Biomechanics and BASES Accredited.


PhD., University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2011.
M.Sc., Loughborough University, Physical Education and Sport Science, 1987
Post-Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Physical Education and Mathematics, 1986
B.A. (Hons), University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Human Movement Studies, 1985

Research interests

Biomechanics, Running gait & jumpng performance, Age-based biomechanics and performance

Other Expertise:
Analysis of gait at University of Roehampton

Professional affiliations

A member of the University of Wales Institute Cardiff Biomechanics Research Group.
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Secretary of Biomechanics BASES (2001-2004).
International Society of Biomechanics in Sport.
International Society of Biomechanics.
Sports Engineeering.

Consultancy work

Training Programme Development
Running Gait Workshops
Gait Analysis
Footwear Analysis

Training Programme Development:

  • Professional female Golfer (1992)
  • Athletics - marathon runner (1991, 1997, 1998, 1999), 10K road runner (1992) (1995)
  • Male rugby player (1993) (1994) (1996)

Gait Analysis

  • Nike Athletes 1996-present day
  • Fila athletes 1999-2001
  • Adidas athletes 2001-present day
  • Various runners from recreational to international standard
  • Tottenham soccer players 1999
  • Analysis of the Rejuvinate Fila running shoe - presented at the London Marathon Exhibition, April 2000.
  • Qualitative assessment of running gait - at the London Marathon Exhibition, April 2001.
  • Chelsea FC 2007-present day.
  • Reading Football Club
  • West Ham United Football Club
  • Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club
  • Doncaster Rovers Football Club

Biomechanical analysis of female basketball players:

  • A comparison of 2 and 3 point shooting of elite foreign players and English National League players. (1998)
  • A biomechanical analysis of U15 female basketball player's shooting action.(1999)
  • Biomechanics and Coaching Booklet: The Development of the Shooting Action for Young Basketball Players. (Completion August 2000)

Golf analysis:

  • Qualitative and quantitative kinetic analysis of elite golf player's swing. (1999)


  • Biomechanical factors related to the Hi-Tec running shoes and cross trainer. Information given for the use in Hi-Tec shoe advertisement. (1993)
  • Reebok International UK (1995) (1996)
  • Mechanics of running gait and their effects upon footwear.
  • Adidas UK (2002, 2006)
  • Biomechanical analysis of running shoes - Workshop
  • Sweatshop (2004- ongoing)
  • Biomechanical analysis of running shoes - Workshops (Beginners-Advanced)


  • Age-based biomechanical research of dynamic performance.
  • Professor Richard Tong, Dr Marianne Gittoes & Professor David Kerwin Cardiff Metropolitan University


  • The Times  Biomechanics expert reveals secret behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success. 2nd August 2017.

  • The Times article ‘The midlife running guide; how to get going after forty’ Peta Bee 24th September 2014.

  • Daily Mail article 'The good trainer guide: Running is a cheap way to get fit - but the wrong shoes can be an expensive mistake' Peta Bee-24 November 2008.

  • Telegraph article 'Games hope who fled torture dies in poverty' journalist Laura Clout-14 April 2007.
  • Guardian article 'Don't lose it - just use it' journalist Peta Bee-27 April 2006.
  • BBC 1 'Should I Worry About Exercise.' Presenter Richard Hammond - 28 July 2005.
  • Runners World article 'Best shoes for Difficult runners: Forefoot Striker'-January 2004.
  • Telegraph article 'A case of mistaken alignment.' Journalist Thea Jourdan-8 Jan 2002


Biomechanics: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

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