Dr Ryan Mahaffey
Lecturer - Biomechanics and Performance Analysis
Ryan graduated from the University of Greenwich with a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Sports Science specialising in sports biomechanics. In 2013 Ryan completed his PhD “Biomechanics of the paediatric foot and lower limb: associations with adiposity” from the University of East London. Following his PhD completion Ryan was awarded funding as the principle investigator to study physical function, activity, muscle strength and gait in children with obesity which is currently on-going at St Mary’s University.
Ryan has experience of lecturing in biomechanics across sport and health undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Furthermore, he has supervised masters and PhD students to completion in areas of gait analysis and rowing economy. With interests in 3D motion capture, lower limb kinematics and kinetic assessments and gait analysis, Ryan is keen on applying these interests across sport performance as well as healthy/pathological related areas.
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Areas of expertise: Childhood obesity, Physical activity, Movement analysis, Biomechanical assessment of health and sport
Ryan's research expertise is in physical activity and function in childhood obesity, including internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations. Ryan has teaching, consulting and research expertise in analysis of movement analysis applied to health and sport applications, as well as teaching expertise in sports biomechanics.
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