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Dr Ian Kenny

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Ian is a senior lecturer in biomechanics, within the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, and Faculty of Education and Health Sciences. He teaches biomechanics and functional anatomy and also works within the Biomechanics Research Unit in his specialist area of applied sports biomechanics and musculoskeletal modelling. Ian's research interests are in the areas of: Effects of equipment parameters on the golf swing & golf performance variability; Sport and human performance; Musculoskeletal modelling and computer simulation of movement; Injury biomechanics. Ian serves on the editorial board for the journal Sports Engineering. Current research projects and PhD supervision include: Rugby Injury Surveillance; Training Load Association to Injury; Longitudinal Examination Of Movement Health Indices Via Wearable Sensing Technology; Neurostimulation Modulation Effect On Action Observation On Golf Movement Performance.


Beattie, K., Carson, B.P., Lyons M. and Kenny, I.C. (2017) The Relationship between Maximal-Strength and Reactive-Strength. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 12(4), 548-553. DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0216

Norris, M., Kenny, I.C. and Anderson, R. (2016) Comparison of accelerometry stride time calculation methods. Journal of Biomechanics. 49(13), 3031-3034. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.05.029 

Clarke, S., Kenny, I.C. and Harrison, D. (2015) Dynamic Knee Joint Mechanics after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47(1), 120-127. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000389

Beattie, K., Kenny, I.C., Lyons M. and Carson, B.P. (2014) The Effect of Strength Training on Performance in Endurance Athletes. Sports Medicine. 44(6), 845-865.  DOI:  10.1007/s40279-014-0157-y

Kenny, I.C., Wallace, E.S. and Otto, S.R. (2008) Segmental Sequencing of Kinetic Energy in a Computer Simulated Golf Swing, Sports Engineering, 11(1), 37-45. DOI: 10.1007/s12283-008-0005-0