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Laura Dawson

Lecturer - Biomechanics

Laura Dawson

About Research

Tel: 020 8240 4323


Laura graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and from the University of Nottingham with an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine. Laura is now a lecturer and PhD Student specialising in sports biomechanics.

Laura teaches on BSc Sport and Exercise Science and MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. 


Research profile

Previously involved with research surrounding the effect of grip socks on agility and change of direction in team sports players. Currently researching accelerometers embedded within trunk-mounted GPS player tracking systems and the associated accelerometer-based algorithms and metrics for athlete load monitoring. Ongoing projects include:

  • validity of measurement for trunk and GPS unit accelerations
  • reliability of trunk-mounted accelerometer signal and accelerometer-based metrics estimating athlete load
  • effects of different attachment protocols/garments for upper-trunk mounted GPS unit and accelerometer data
  • effects of fatigue and change in technique on accelerometer-based metrics.

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