Our Network

Dr Alan Godfrey

Wearable systems, Health informatics

Founder

Dr Alan Godfrey

Alan's major research is in algorithms for data science and analytics in healthcare. This includes areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining and multidimensional signal processing.

Dr Liz Williams

Biomechanics, Forensics

Founder

Dr Liz Williams

Liz helps elite rugby manage head impacts to prevent long term brain injury & educating the future of Welsh movement science in applied biomechanics, stats and various other things. Empowering people through knowledge and skills development, future-proofing our graduates.

Dr Sam Stuart

Physiotherapy, Neuroscience

Founder

Dr Sam Stuart

Sam's overall research goal is to improve mobility and functional capabilities through understanding the relationships between sensory, cognitive, gait and balance features in those with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease or mild traumatic brain injury.

Prof Andrea Tales

Innovative Aging

Founder

Prof Andrea Tales

Interests include identification of behaviourally-relevant visual and visual attention dysfunction in individuals living with mild and subjective cognitive impairment and dementia, using mobile technology to monitor function and welfare in individuals living with dementia and the study of fundamental (pre-attentive) visual and auditory processing using EEG.

Dr Angus Hunter

Neuromuscular Physiology

Dr Angus Hunter

Angus’s research focuses on understanding how the brain regulates skeletal muscle contraction within different populations and conditions. This research includes elite athletic performance, sport concussion and sub concussion and sarcopenia of South African township populations.

Prof Tony Belli

Trauma Neurosurgery

Prof Tony Belli

Tony is a Professor of Trauma Neurosurgery and Director of the Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMCR). He is an expert advisor on concussion to England’s Rugby Football Union and Premier League and is currently a faculty member of the National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigators, Chair of the Word Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Military Committee and Vice Chair of the European Association of Neurosurgical Society Neurotrauma and Critical Care Committee.

Dylan Powell

Digital Technologies for Concussion Diagnosis

Dylan Powell

Dylan is a physiotherapist with an interest in the application of digital technologies in diagnosis of concussion. The associated challenges of participating in sport including rehabilitation and recovery from injuries, has been a motivating factor in him qualifying as a physiotherapist and pursuing a PhD.

Prof Lindsay Wilson

Psychology

Prof Lindsay Wilson

Professor Wilson’s research concerns the neuropsychological consequences of traumatic brain injuries. He has a particular interest in outcomes, including daily life function and cognitive performance, and in brain – behaviour relationships. His research spans the spectrum from mild to severe brain injury.

Dr Filipe Teixeira-Dias

Computational Mechanics, Armour and Protection Systems

Dr Filipe Teixeira-Dias

Filipe's focus is on understanding how materials, structures and systems behave under the effect of impulsive and dynamic loads, such as impacts. In my research group we are also developing models to look at the effects of head impacts on the dynamic response of the human head, with particular focus on the brain, aiming to better understand the causes of concussion in rugby and other sports.

Dr Thomas Jones

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Dr Thomas Jones

Thomas is accredited as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sports Scientist with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has held numerous roles in high performance sport including: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sports Physiologist and Data Analyst.

Dr Karen Hind

Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Karen Hind

Karen is an academic in Sport and Exercise Health Sciences with research expertise in bone and metabolic health and athlete health. She has a long standing interest in research ethics and Chair the Faculty SS&H Ethics Sub-Committee. Her other roles include Chair of the Board of Examiners, and membership of the Human Tissue Board and Ionising Radiation Safety Sub-Committee.

Prof Damien Coyle

Neurotechnology and Intelligent Systems

Prof Damien Coyle

Damien is Professor of Neurotechnology and Director of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre Ulster University. His research includes brain-computer interfaces and wearable, AI-enabled neurotechnology that non-invasively measures and translates brainwaves into control signals. He founded NeuroCONCISE Ltd in 2016 to make wearable neurotechnology accessible to everyone.

Dr Alun Williams

Exercise Genomics

Dr Alun Williams

Research applies genomics in elite sport to improve performance, reduce injury and reduce illness (includes GENESIS and RugbyGene projects). Current studies examine genome conformation signatures and genetic variations as potential biomarkers of concussion, in collaboration with professional rugby union teams, Holos Life Sciences and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London.

Dr Keith Winwood

Sports Injury, Rehabilitation

Dr Keith Winwood

Keith specialises in Biomaterials, Sport Biomechanics, Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation. He is the reader and programme lead for STP MSc Clinical Science (Reconstructive Science) at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Greg Tierney

Bioengineering, Biomechanics

Dr Greg Tierney

Dr Tierney's research explores how a mechanical blow to the head is translated into biological damage of the brain, including both concussion and accumulative subconcussive loading in sports such as football, MMA, boxing, rugby and American football. Dr Tierney's main research aim is to further understand the mechanism of injury in order to develop prevention strategies and objective diagnostic measures for concussion in sport.

Dr Desney Greybe

Bioengineering, Biomechanics

Dr Desney Greybe

Desney does research in human biomechanics. His most recent publication was in the Journal of Biomechanics, titled 'Muscle Activity During Maximal Isometric Forearm Rotation Using A Power Grip.'

Dr Genevieve Williams

Biomechanics and Motor Control

Dr Genevieve Williams

Developing pitch-side assessment tools to identify functional impairments after mild traumatic head injury in sport.

Prof Huw Williams

Clinical Neuropsychology

Prof Huw Williams

Huw is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR)

Dr Bert Bond

Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Bert Bond

Expertise is concerned with determining cerebrovascular responses to subconcussive and concussive injuries. These physiological outcomes are more sensitive, and relate to long term neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr Peter Theobald

Head Injury, Injury Prevention, Energy Absorption, Additive Manufacturing

Dr Peter Theobald

Peter's main area of interest relates to achieving material-structures that are able to protect against both minor and major head trauma. He works alongside the National Football League (US) and leading, international equipment manufacturers and have attracted funding from a range of sources including the prestigious Head Health Tech programme.

Dr Izzy Moore

Human movement, Injury prevention

Dr Izzy Moore

Leads injury epidemiology projects for professional rugby in Wales and a global rugby league. Combining injury risk analysis with human movement science to develop evidence-informed injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies for head and lower limb injuries.

Prof Peter Zioupos

Biomedical Engineering, Materials

Prof Peter Zioupos

Peter's most recent works include Fracture toughness of Cancellous Bone and the biometrics of ACL reconstructions. He has appeared on TV in documentaries: one regarding 'free fall' accidents and another exploring the unexpected death of King Tutankhamen and has appeared on AUTUMNWATCH. Areas of expertise include Aging and Chronic Disease, and Human Factors for defence.

Dr Mazdak Ghajari

FEM, TBI Computational Modelling

Dr Mazdak Ghajari

Mazdak is interested in understanding the effects of mechanical forces on human body and designing systems that can enhance this interaction.His key publications are in Brain, Peridynamics and Oblique impacts. His research interests include: Biomechanics, Computational Mechanics, Energy Absorbing Materials and Safety Standards.

Dr Michael Grey

Neuroscience, Motor Control

Dr Michael Grey

Dr Grey's research interest is in neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation, particularly with respect to acquired brain injury, including both stroke and mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). Dr Grey has expertise in non-invasive electrophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging techniques to study human movement and its rehabilitation.

Yunus Celik

Wearables, gait analysis

Yunus Celik

Yunus is heavily focusing on the use of wearable sensors in gait assessment. He is interested in the inertial sensor and EMG algorithms for gathering multi-model gait characteristics.

Graham Coulby

Remote sensing technologies

Graham Coulby

Graham is a doctoral student, currently researching personalised approaches for monitoring the health and wellbeing of building occupants using remote sensors and IoT technologies.

Fraser Young

Wearable technology, computer vision

Fraser Young

Fraser's main research interests surround development of data science and artificially intelligent approaches to gait assessment in free-living environments.

Prof Fiona Rowe

Visual impairment, visual field evaluation

Prof Fiona Rowe

Fiona is Professor of Orthoptics at the University of Liverpool and lead for the VISION research group. Her particular research interests include visual impairment due to brain injury, visual field evaluation and control of ocular alignment.

Dr Robert Cooper

Optical neuroimaging

Dr Robert Cooper

Robert is an ESPRC Fellow and Lecturer at UCL. His research seeks to advance optical neuroimaging technologies for neuroscience and healthcare applications.

Prof Charles Hutchinson

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Image analysis

Prof Charles Hutchinson

Most of my research has involved aspects of image analysis as applies to MR, CT and X-Ray images. I am currently involved in both orthopaedic and Artificial Intelligence research.

Dr Richard Welling

Imaging in Trauma, Post mortem imaging to improve survival

Dr Richard Welling

I am a Consultant Radiologist At University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire since 1993. I have a speciality role in Trauma and orthopaedic imaging and provide a Forensic Radiology service using Post Mortem CT.

Dr Claire Kelly

Neuroscience and Neuroinflammation

Dr Claire Kelly

My research background is in brain repair for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. In particular, how inflammation impact on brain repair.

Mr Ronan Dardis

Concussion, brain physiology and ‘applied physiology’ in acute traumatic conditions

Mr Ronan Dardis

Mr Dardis is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at UHCW and an Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School. He is involved in the surgical and non-surgical management of all severities of head and spinal injuries. He has lectured to the military and aviation industry on brain and spinal topics with particular relevance to those areas. He is board member of ICHIRF, and advises start-ups in the head injury space.

Prof Panicos Kyriacou

Optical sensors; non invasive ICP and cerebral perfusion

Prof Panicos Kyriacou

My main research activities are the field of biomedical optics and spectroscopy. These activities are focused upon the understanding, development and applications of medical instrumentation, sensors and clinical measurements to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Dr Mark Harrison

Emergency Medicine

Dr Mark Harrison

Mark's interests lie in advances in research applicable to all aspects of Emergency Medicine. He has been Principle Investigator for several UK Clinical Research Network portfolio studies, and was apppointed NIHR Clinical Research Network: North East and North Cumbria Trauma & Emergency Care Speciality Group Lead in 2017.

Dr Glen Rae

Sports and Exercise Medicine

Dr Glen Rae

Glen is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine who has worked in a combination of professional and international sports including football, cricket and horseracing for the last 20 years. He has clinical and research interests in musculoskeletal medicine and the challenge of progressing evidence based medicine within professional sport.

Dr Nicholas Behn

Cognitive-communication, social behaviour

Dr Nicholas Behn

Nicholas is a speech and language therapist with interest in assessing and managing communication disorders after brain injury, working with families, intervention development and fidelity, quality of life, dating and relationships.

Dr Glen Rae

Sports and Exercise Medicine

Dr Glen Rae

Glen is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine who has worked in a combination of professional and international sports including football, cricket and horseracing for the last 20 years. He has clinical and research interests in musculoskeletal medicine and the challenge of progressing evidence based medicine within professional sport.

Dr Mark Harrison

Emergency Medicine

Dr Mark Harrison

Mark's interests lie in advances in research applicable to all aspects of Emergency Medicine. He has been Principle Investigator for several UK Clinical Research Network portfolio studies, and was apppointed NIHR Clinical Research Network: North East and North Cumbria Trauma & Emergency Care Speciality Group Lead in 2017.

Dr Michael Grey

Neuroscience, Motor Control

Dr Michael Grey

Dr Grey's research interest is in neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation, particularly with respect to acquired brain injury, including both stroke and mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). Dr Grey has expertise in non-invasive electrophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging techniques to study human movement and its rehabilitation.

Dr Izzy Moore

Human movement, Injury prevention

Dr Izzy Moore

Leads injury epidemiology projects for professional rugby in Wales and a global rugby league. Combining injury risk analysis with human movement science to develop evidence-informed injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies for head and lower limb injuries.

Prof Fiona Rowe

Visual impairment, visual field evaluation

Prof Fiona Rowe

Fiona is Professor of Orthoptics at the University of Liverpool and lead for the VISION research group. Her particular research interests include visual impairment due to brain injury, visual field evaluation and control of ocular alignment.

Dr Nicholas Behn

Cognitive-communication, social behaviour

Dr Nicholas Behn

Nicholas is a speech and language therapist with interest in assessing and managing communication disorders after brain injury, working with families, intervention development and fidelity, quality of life, dating and relationships.

Prof Peter Zioupos

Biomedical Engineering, Materials

Prof Peter Zioupos

Peter's most recent works include Fracture toughness of Cancellous Bone and the biometrics of ACL reconstructions. He has appeared on TV in documentaries: one regarding 'free fall' accidents and another exploring the unexpected death of King Tutankhamen and has appeared on AUTUMNWATCH. Areas of expertise include Aging and Chronic Disease, and Human Factors for defence.

Dr Keith Winwood

Sports Injury, Rehabilitation

Dr Keith Winwood

Keith specialises in Biomaterials, Sport Biomechanics, Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation. He is the reader and programme lead for STP MSc Clinical Science (Reconstructive Science) at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Peter Theobald

Head Injury, Injury Prevention, Energy Absorption, Additive Manufacturing

Dr Peter Theobald

Peter's main area of interest relates to achieving material-structures that are able to protect against both minor and major head trauma. He works alongside the National Football League (US) and leading, international equipment manufacturers and have attracted funding from a range of sources including the prestigious Head Health Tech programme.

Fraser Young

Wearable technology, computer vision

Fraser Young

Fraser's main research interests surround development of data science and artificially intelligent approaches to gait assessment in free-living environments.

Prof Lindsay Wilson

Psychology

Prof Lindsay Wilson

Professor Wilson’s research concerns the neuropsychological consequences of traumatic brain injuries. He has a particular interest in outcomes, including daily life function and cognitive performance, and in brain – behaviour relationships. His research spans the spectrum from mild to severe brain injury.

Dr Mazdak Ghajari

FEM, TBI Computational Modelling

Dr Mazdak Ghajari

Mazdak is interested in understanding the effects of mechanical forces on human body and designing systems that can enhance this interaction.His key publications are in Brain, Peridynamics and Oblique impacts. His research interests include: Biomechanics, Computational Mechanics, Energy Absorbing Materials and Safety Standards.

Dylan Powell

Digital Technologies for Concussion Diagnosis

Dylan Powell

Dylan is a physiotherapist with an interest in the application of digital technologies in diagnosis of concussion. The associated challenges of participating in sport including rehabilitation and recovery from injuries, has been a motivating factor in him qualifying as a physiotherapist and pursuing a PhD.

Prof Panicos Kyriacou

Optical sensors; non invasive ICP and cerebral perfusion

Prof Panicos Kyriacou

My main research activities are the field of biomedical optics and spectroscopy. These activities are focused upon the understanding, development and applications of medical instrumentation, sensors and clinical measurements to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Dr Karen Hind

Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Karen Hind

Karen is an academic in Sport and Exercise Health Sciences with research expertise in bone and metabolic health and athlete health. She has a long standing interest in research ethics and Chair the Faculty SS&H Ethics Sub-Committee. Her other roles include Chair of the Board of Examiners, and membership of the Human Tissue Board and Ionising Radiation Safety Sub-Committee.

Dr Genevieve Williams

Biomechanics and Motor Control

Dr Genevieve Williams

Developing pitch-side assessment tools to identify functional impairments after mild traumatic head injury in sport.

Yunus Celik

Wearables, gait analysis

Yunus Celik

Yunus is heavily focusing on the use of wearable sensors in gait assessment. He is interested in the inertial sensor and EMG algorithms for gathering multi-model gait characteristics.

Dr Alun Williams

Exercise Genomics

Dr Alun Williams

Research applies genomics in elite sport to improve performance, reduce injury and reduce illness (includes GENESIS and RugbyGene projects). Current studies examine genome conformation signatures and genetic variations as potential biomarkers of concussion, in collaboration with professional rugby union teams, Holos Life Sciences and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London.

Dr Thomas Jones

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Dr Thomas Jones

Thomas is accredited as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sports Scientist with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has held numerous roles in high performance sport including: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sports Physiologist and Data Analyst.

Dr Claire Kelly

Neuroscience and Neuroinflammation

Dr Claire Kelly

My research background is in brain repair for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. In particular, how inflammation impact on brain repair.

Graham Coulby

Remote sensing technologies

Graham Coulby

Graham is a doctoral student, currently researching personalised approaches for monitoring the health and wellbeing of building occupants using remote sensors and IoT technologies.

Dr Robert Cooper

Optical neuroimaging

Dr Robert Cooper

Robert is an ESPRC Fellow and Lecturer at UCL. His research seeks to advance optical neuroimaging technologies for neuroscience and healthcare applications.

Prof Damien Coyle

Neurotechnology and Intelligent Systems

Prof Damien Coyle

Damien is Professor of Neurotechnology and Director of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre Ulster University. His research includes brain-computer interfaces and wearable, AI-enabled neurotechnology that non-invasively measures and translates brainwaves into control signals. He founded NeuroCONCISE Ltd in 2016 to make wearable neurotechnology accessible to everyone.

Prof Tony Belli

Trauma Neurosurgery

Prof Tony Belli

Tony is a Professor of Trauma Neurosurgery and Director of the Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMCR). He is an expert advisor on concussion to England’s Rugby Football Union and Premier League and is currently a faculty member of the National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigators, Chair of the Word Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Military Committee and Vice Chair of the European Association of Neurosurgical Society Neurotrauma and Critical Care Committee.

Dr Bert Bond

Sport and Health Sciences

Dr Bert Bond

Expertise is concerned with determining cerebrovascular responses to subconcussive and concussive injuries. These physiological outcomes are more sensitive, and relate to long term neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr Filipe Teixeira-Dias

Computational Mechanics, Armour and Protection Systems

Dr Filipe Teixeira-Dias

Filipe's focus is on understanding how materials, structures and systems behave under the effect of impulsive and dynamic loads, such as impacts. In my research group we are also developing models to look at the effects of head impacts on the dynamic response of the human head, with particular focus on the brain, aiming to better understand the causes of concussion in rugby and other sports.

Dr Desney Greybe

Bioengineering, Biomechanics

Dr Desney Greybe

Desney does research in human biomechanics. His most recent publication was in the Journal of Biomechanics, titled 'Muscle Activity During Maximal Isometric Forearm Rotation Using A Power Grip.'

Dr Angus Hunter

Neuromuscular Physiology

Dr Angus Hunter

Angus’s research focuses on understanding how the brain regulates skeletal muscle contraction within different populations and conditions. This research includes elite athletic performance, sport concussion and sub concussion and sarcopenia of South African township populations.

Mr Ronan Dardis

Concussion, brain physiology and ‘applied physiology’ in acute traumatic conditions

Mr Ronan Dardis

Mr Dardis is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at UHCW and an Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School. He is involved in the surgical and non-surgical management of all severities of head and spinal injuries. He has lectured to the military and aviation industry on brain and spinal topics with particular relevance to those areas. He is board member of ICHIRF, and advises start-ups in the head injury space.

Prof Charles Hutchinson

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Image analysis

Prof Charles Hutchinson

Most of my research has involved aspects of image analysis as applies to MR, CT and X-Ray images. I am currently involved in both orthopaedic and Artificial Intelligence research.

Prof Huw Williams

Clinical Neuropsychology

Prof Huw Williams

Huw is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR)

Dr Greg Tierney

Bioengineering, Biomechanics

Dr Greg Tierney

Dr Tierney's research explores how a mechanical blow to the head is translated into biological damage of the brain, including both concussion and accumulative subconcussive loading in sports such as football, MMA, boxing, rugby and American football. Dr Tierney's main research aim is to further understand the mechanism of injury in order to develop prevention strategies and objective diagnostic measures for concussion in sport.

Dr Richard Welling

Imaging in Trauma, Post mortem imaging to improve survival

Dr Richard Welling

I am a Consultant Radiologist At University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire since 1993. I have a speciality role in Trauma and orthopaedic imaging and provide a Forensic Radiology service using Post Mortem CT.

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