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Lincoln Blandford

PhD Student

Lincoln Blandford

About Research


Lincoln graduated from St Mary’s University, Twickenham with a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Strength and Conditioning Science in 2017. His undergraduate dissertation was awarded the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement for Strength & Conditioning Science Research’. Continuing his education at St Mary’s, 2021 saw Lincoln gain Distinction on completion of an MRes in Sport, Health, and Applied Science.

Currently, Lincoln is engaged in a PhD Studentship, considering the relationship between running kinematics and hamstring muscle injury within repeat-sprint team sport athletes. Lincoln has gained extensive experience as an educator, author, and practitioner within both performance and clinical environments. Lincoln is also Head of Research, Education, and Development for Comera Movement Science. 


Research profile

PhD Title: Towards the MiVari-Ability software application; beyond hamstring muscle injury

Lincoln’s PhD seeks to supply insight and technology to reduce the high incidence of hamstring muscle injury within repeat sprint team sport athletes. The project will combine contemporary methods of biomechanical analysis to explore the purported relationship between running mechanics, the presence of fatigue, and hamstring muscle injury.

His research interests include segmental, intersegmental, and intermuscular coordination strategies, motor redundancy, qualitative movement assessment protocols, and movement variability.


Academic Journals

  • Mottram, S., & Blandford, L. (2020). Assessment of movement coordination strategies to inform health of movement and guide retraining interventions. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 45, 102100. https://doi:10.1016/j.msksp.2019.102100
  • Blandford, L., McNeill, W., & Charvet, I. (2018). Can we spread the risk? A demand-share perspective to sustained hamstring health, 22, 766-779.
  • Blandford, L., McNeill, W., & Charvet, I. (2018). Can we spread the risk? A demand-share perspective to sustained hamstring health. Practical examples, 22, 780-785.
  • Blandford, L., Mahaffey, R., Theis, N., & Charvet, I. (2018). Does neuromuscular inhibition alter hamstring synergies in elite junior footballers at long muscle lengths during the Nordic hamstring exercise? Clinical Biomechanics, 58, 39-43.
  • Dingenen, B., Blandford, L., Comerford, M., Staes, F., & Mottram, S. (2018). The assessment of movement health in clinical practice. Physical Therapy in Sport, 32, 282-292.
  • McNeill, W. & Blandford, L. (2015). Movement Health. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 19, 150-159.
  • McNeill, W. & Blandford, L. (2013). Pilates: Applying progression and goal achievement. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 17, 371-375.

Conference Proceedings

  • Blandford, L. Cushion, E. & Mahaffey, R. (2022). Segmental and Intersegmental Coordination Characteristics of a Cognitive Movement Control Test: Quantifying Loss of Movement Choices. Biomechanics, 2(2), 213-234.
  • Blandford, L. & Mahaffey, R. (2019). Nordic curl hamstring activation indicates presence of injury history. In G. S. Roi & S. Della Villa (Eds.) Football medicine meets the universe of sport, Isokinetic.
  • Blandford, L., Pedersen, C., & Mottram, S. (2016). Above and beyond biceps femoris. In G. S. Roi & S. Della Villa (Eds.) Football medicine coordination strategies return to play, (pp. 390-391), Isokinetic.
  • Blandford, L. (2015). ‘The Science Behind the Performance Matrix; a constraints-based approach’. Sport Summit Conference London, UK.
  • Mahaffey, R. Le Warne, M. Blandford, L., & Morrison, S. C. (2022). Age-related changes in three-dimensional foot motion during barefoot walking in children aged between 7 and 11 years old. Gait & Posture, 95, 38-43.


  • Blandford, L. (2014). Injury Prevention and Movement Control Volume 1. Central YMCA, London, UK.
  • Blandford, L. (2014). Injury Prevention and Movement Control Volume 2. Central YMCA, London, UK.

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