Dr Aimee Mears


  • Senior Lecturer in Sports Engineering and Biomechanics


Aimee is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Technology and Biomechanics as part of the Sports Technology Research Group.  Her research examines the human-sport equipment interaction using biomechanics and advanced data analysis techniques in particular for women.   

Aimee graduated from the University of Bath in 2008 with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science including a professional placement. During her placement year, she worked as a research assistant in the Biomechanics Research Lab at the University of Wollongong, Australia.  Aimee went on to graduate with an MSc with distinction in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University before pursuing her PhD titled ‘Coach informed biomechanical analysis of the golf swing’ at the Sports Technology Institute.  Whilst at Loughborough Aimee also held a post as an Institute of Sport Research (ISR) Research Associate with Nanyang Technological University Singapore prior to becoming a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Human Performance Laboratory at the University Calgary, Canada.         

Over her research career, Aimee has worked with a number of industry partners such as PING, Lululemon, adidas, CCM, C-Motion (Visual3D) on a variety of research projects delivering biomechanics expertise to drive product development in sports/areas such as running, golf, ice hockey skates and sports bra design. 

Key awards

  • Best Biomechanics Research Paper – World Scientific Congress of Golf, Australia, 2014

Aimee has a background in Sports and Exercise Science and, notably, Sports Biomechanics and has experienced several different research labs and environments, shaping her research directions. 

Current research

Maternity and post-partum women biomechanics and sports equipment – This research focuses on understanding the subjective and biomechanical measures that could help inform the design of sports equipment and apparel (e.g. leggings or sports bras) during pregnancy and postpartum to support women being physically active.

Golf equipment for women – This research focuses on determining the key biomechanical and subjective variables that determine women’s golf performance to help inform future golf equipment design and engineering for women.

Future research

Interested in any aspect of sports equipment and apparel for women and keen to engage with partners in this area.

Grants and contracts

2018  -  International Olympic Committee (IOC) Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme – Investigating the effectiveness of digital technology for elite athlete development and support from athlete, coach and support team perspectives

Current industry collaborations: PING


Current teaching responsibilities

  • WSA502, Applied Sports Technology 1 – Microelectronics and Design Mini Project
  • WSA700, Measurement Principles
  • WSB503, Application of Product Design in Sport (Module Lead) 
  • WSB701, Measurement and Experimental Design 
  • Part C Individual Project 

Current administrative responsibilities

  • Outreach lead for Sports Technology
  • Individual Projects Team