Dr Gregory Walsh

Ph.D. (Biomechanics), MSc. (Sports Biomechanics), BSc. (Sport and Exercise Science)

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Gregory Walsh


I specialise in the field of Biomechanics and also lecture on a number of modules across the Sport and Exercise Science, and Sport, Coaching and Physical Education undergraduate degree programmes and supervise a number of postgraduate research students. My research focuses on the biomechanics and neuromotor control of gait and posture in healthy and clinical populations.

Areas of expertise

  • Biomechanics
  • Motor control

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • Project/Dissertation
  • Interdisciplinary Project/Dissertation


I welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate research students with interests within the field of sport and exercise biomechanics and motor control.

Example of student research title include:

  • The effects of opposed and unopposed practice environments on skill acquisition and transfer, with specific reference to non-dominant foot kicking (MSc by Research)
  • Analysis of falls risk and home-based power training with the aim of falls prevention in adults over 65 years (MPhil/PhD)

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Zoe Taylor Power training for fall rehabilitation and prevention in over 56s and comparisons of recovery mechanisms for loss of balance between fallers and non-fallers Active


My research focuses on the control of human movement, with a particular focus on the effect of ageing and clinical conditions on the control of gait and posture. This work utilises a variety of biomechanical, musculoskeletal and neurophysiological measurement techniques to understand the causes and control mechanisms for human movement to detect, identify and counteract the effects of againg and clinical conditions on gait and posture. In addition to this work I also investigate factors associated with injury risk in athletic populations and strategies to minimise these risks. 

Centres and institutes



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Accademy)