Dr Glen Blenkinsop
Lecturer in Motor Control & Biomechanics of Sport
After completing a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Teesside in 2006, Glen worked as a Physiotherapist in the NHS for a few years before completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science in 2009. In 2010, Glen started his PhD at Loughborough University, researching the balance control of gymnasts in the Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group.
In 2013, Glen was appointed as a Technical Tutor in Biomechanics for the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.
Glen’s main sporting interest is athletics, especially the pole vault, an event which Glen has both coached and competed in before moving to Loughborough.
Glen’s research interests include the mechanics and neurological control of human movement, such as balance control in different postures, and understanding technique and injury mechanisms in track and field athletics. Glen is also interested in how data collection and data processing methods can be advanced to improve the quality of data gathered in experimental biomechanics.
Journal of Applied Biomechanics