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Stephanie Lazarczuk

Lecturer - Sport Rehabilitation

About Research


An ex-graduate of St Mary’s, Stephanie joined the academic staff in 2016 on the Sport Rehabilitation programmes. After completing a BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation she began working clinically, and gained experience working in football, rugby, cricket, ice hockey and as a Rehabilitation Instructor for the Ministry of Defence. In 2016, Stephanie also completed an MSc in Strength and Conditioning before returning to St Mary’s as staff. Stephanie gained a PG Cert in Academic Practice and subsequent Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2017.

Currently, Stephanie convenes the undergraduate Applied Neuromechanics module but teaches across multiple modules on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Stephanie is also the Research strand lead for Sport Rehabilitation.



Stephanie’s predominant focus surrounds lower limb injury with a current emphasis on the musculoskeletal demands of kicking in rugby union. This project combines a clinical approach with 3D motion analysis to examine the action of kicking for potential sources of injury. Stephanie also has a special interest in hip and groin injuries, particularly hamstring strains and is an invited speaker at the upcoming NATA International Sports Science Medical Conference in January 2019.

Peer-reviewed Articles

Lonergan, B., Tallent, J., & Lazarczuk, S. (2018) Needs analysis of Mixed Martial Arts. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. 26(5):40-46.

Conference Proceedings

International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Annual Conference (2018) - Bezodis, N., Lazarczuk, S., Mendiguchia, J., Love, T. Rectus femoris mechanics in rugby kicking. (Peer-reviewed conference paper)

Scandinavian Sports Medicine Congress (Sports Kongres, 2018) – Lazarczuk, S. et al. The risk of kicking-related injury in professional rugby union. (Poster presentation)

Rugby Science Network Live (2017). Lazarczuk, S. et al. Epidemiology of kicking injuries in professional rugby union. (ePoster presentation – available here)