Staff Profiles

Dr Patrick Esser


Research Lead Movement Science Group (MORES) & Lead Data Scientist (OxCATTS)

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Patrick Esser

Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 483833


Location: Headington, Gipsy Lane - CLC.1.01

Dr Patrick Esser, Senior Lecturer, leads the Movement Science Group based within the Centre for Movement, Occupation and Rehabilitation Sciences (MORES) at Oxford Brookes University and acts as the Lead Data Scientist within the Oxford Clinical Allied Technology and Trials Services unit (OxCATTS).

Patrick has been trained in mechanical engineering and medical technology in the Netherlands. He then went on to complete his PhD in Clinical Biomechanics during which he created an easy and objective assessment tools for measuring quality and quantity of movement in neurological conditions.

His academic activities include research, where he acts as a link between clinicians and engineers whilst developing bespoke algorithms and software. In addition, he evaluates products, sensor data quality and a variety of applications. Patrick’s consultancy activities, provided through OxCATTS, align to his research expertise, as well to legislation surrounding the medical device directive and data governance.

He also sits on various steering group committees (e.g. OxINMAHR) and actively engages with outfacing knowledge exchange actives (e.g. Faculty Innovation Team)