School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Daniel Rothwell

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PhD student


Daniel graduated from the University of Salford with a BSc in sports rehabilitation in 2008.  He worked with the military for two years as an exercise rehabilitation instructor before joining Swansea City AFC as a sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach in 2010, for the first team and academy.  He moved to Loughborough University to begin his PhD studies in October 2016.  Daniel gained an MSc in strength and conditioning from the University of Salford in 2012 and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA) and a BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist (sport and exercise physiology).


Title: How does amputation influence neuromuscular function in lower limb military amputees? Implications for rehabilitation, conditioning and long-term health.

The research will first identify a valid, reliable and time- and cost-effective method of determining muscle volume.  This will be used to identify the effect of muscle loss on performance in walking and running tasks in lower limb military amputees.  The findings will lead to the identification of interventions to maintain independent function, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and reducing the risk of comorbidities.

Keywords for Discipline and Research Area: 

Biomechanics, Conditioning, Performance, Rehabilitation, Health