School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Aimee Mears PhD MSc BSc

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Lecturer in Sports Technology


  • 2017 - Lecturer in Sports Technology
  • 2016-17 – Consultant, Aimed Analysis, UK
  • 2015-16 – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Calgary, Canada
  • 2014-15 – Research Associate, Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University
  • 2009-2013 – PhD, Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University
  • 2008-2009 – MSc, Sports Biomechanics, Loughborough University
  • 2006-2007 – Research Assistant, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • 2005-2008 – BSc, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Bath


Key Awards:

Best biomechanics oral presentation at the World Scientific Congress of Golf, Gold Coast, Australia, 2015

Outline of main research interests:

  • Biomechanics of sport performance and interaction with sports equipment
  • Advanced data analytics
  • Measurement and analysis of sport performers’ perceptions

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • WSA502 - Applied Sports Technology
  • WSB503 - Application of Product Designs in Sports
  • WSC700 - Sports Engineering

Recent publications:

  • Leach, R., Forrester, S, Mears, A.C. and Roberts, J. (2017). How valid and accurate are measurements of golf impact parameters obtained using commercially available radar and stereoscopic optical launch monitors?  Measurement
  • Nigg, B., Vienneau, J., Smith, A.C., Mohr, M, Trudeau, M. and Nigg, S. (2017). The preferred movement path paradigm: Influence of running shoes on joint movement. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
  • Smith, A.C., Roberts, J., Forrester, S. and Veni, P. (2016).  Comparison of centre of gravity and centre of pressure patterns during the golf swing. European Journal of Sport Science
  • Owen, A, Smith, A.C., Osei-Owusu, P., Harland, A. and Roberts, J. (2016). Elite Players’ Perceptions of Football Playing Surfaces: A Mixed Effects Ordinal Logistic Regression Model of Players’ Perceptions. Journal of Applied Statistics