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Dr Dan Cleather

Programme Director - Strength and Conditioning
Reader in Strength and Conditioning

Dr Dan Cleather


About Research Media


Dan joined St Mary’s in 2009, and is currently the Programme Director for the MSc Strength and Conditioning and Reader in Strength and Conditioning. Before working at St Mary's, Dan spent six years working for the English Institute of Sport as a strength and conditioning coach, primarily involved with athletics, rowing, fencing and rugby.

He has a Master’s degree in kinesiology from California State University Long Beach, and a Phd in bioengineering from Imperial College London.

He is finance director for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.


Research Interests:

  • The functional anatomy of the lower/hind limb with a focus on the knee
  • The development of musculoskeletal modeling technology into practical clinical tools
  • Exercise is medicine: translating strength and conditioning practice to medical interventions

Dan's publications can be found on his Google Scholar page.

In the news

St Mary's Research into Astronaut Exercise Awarded UK Space Agency Grant

Researchers in the Faculty of Sport, Health and Applied Science (SHAS) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have been awarded a grant from the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) to study alternative forms of exercise for astronauts. Find out more...

St Mary's Academic Joins National Strength and Conditioning Association

St Mary's Study Finds Effect of Wearing Weightlifting Shoes

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Areas of expertise

Strength training, Olympic weightlifting, knee, anatomy, injury