Department of Life Sciences

Visiting address
1051 Parkstead House, Whitelands
Contact

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3535

Mobile: +44 (0)7590 495 559

Biography

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

Qualifications

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)

Workshops:

  • 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)

Collaboration:

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

Media:

  • 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

Teaching

Biomechanics: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

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