Adjunct Professor Joseph Hamill

Qualifications: BA (York University, Toronto, Canada); BS (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada); MS, PhD (University of Oregon, USA).
Contact:

jhamill@kin.umass.edu

Role:

Adjunct Professor to the Biomechanics Research Unit, PESS Dept

Personal Profile:

Joseph Hamill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His family emigrated to Canada where he was educated attending York University in Toronto (B.A., Political Science) and Concordia University in Montreal (B.S., Science). He completed his graduate work in Biomechanics at the University of Oregon (M.S., Ph.D.).
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, an Adjunct Professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and a Distinguished Research Professor at the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore. He has authored over 95 research papers, over 100 research proceedings, several book chapters and three books. He has also presented over 150 papers at both national and international conferences. He has been an invited speaker at numerous universities in the United States and in countries such as Brazil, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Austria, Singapore and New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD, the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, the Canadian Society of Biomechanics and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. During his academic career, he has mentored more than 45 graduate students.
Dr. Hamill's research interests are focused on lower extremity biomechanics during normal and pathological locomotion. His current projects include studies on coordination variability in the determination of cumulative micro-trauma injuries and the interaction of biomechanical and biochemical factors in ligamentous injuries.
Professionally, he has served on the Executive Boards of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Footwear Biomechanics Group, the International Society of Biomechanics, the Canadian Society of Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Currently, he is the Chair-Elect of the Footwear Biomechanics Group and a Member-at-large on the Executive Board of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.