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Dr Mathew Brown

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Human and Life Sciences

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923168

Profile summary

Dr Mathew Brown, BSc (University of Brighton), MSc (University of Chichester), Ph.D (University of Chichester) is Programme Director of the BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree and a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, having graduated from the University of Chichester in 2009. Mathew was appointed in 2008, before which he work for the English Institute of Sport providing biomechanical support to Olympic athletes.

Research and knowledge exchange

I completed my Ph.D titiled 'Biomechanical Analysis of Flatwater Sprint Kayaking', which investigated the contribution of trunk motion, paddle force and the trunk and leg musculature to race performance. Away from kayaing I hold a strong interest in golf biomechanics, especially swing variability and the scoring game, to which end I have recently supervised an MSc by Research student investigating the swing alterations of partial shots.

Away from sports performance I am currently undertaking and supervising research within occupation and rectreation load carriage. The former in supervision of a PhD student investigating the impact of military loads on biomechanical and physiological markers of performance. While the latter in conunction with Caroline Digby-Bowl, exploring the impact of baby slings and carriers on the gait and posture of the caregiver. Furthermore, we are also working with an NHS group investigating the fear of falling in patients with heamaphilia and the impacts on their walking gait.     

Teaching and subject expertise

Mathew has extensive experience and expertise in all methods of biomechanical analysis (kinetics, high speed kinematics and electromyography). Currently, Mathew is module leader for:

MSPMD3SPA: Sports Performance Analysis

MSPMD3PEB: Performance Biomechanics

Mathew makes contributions to the teaching of:

MEXTH4ALT: Applied Laboratory Techniques

MEXTH4HES: Health and Exercise in Special Populations

MSARH4REM: Research Methods in Social and Applied Sciences

External activities

Conference or Workshop Item

  • Stephensen, D., Brown, M.B., Digby-Bowl, C., Swaine, I. L. and Evans, G. (2016)Screening for falls risk in the older person with haemophilia – a pilot study. In: World Federation of Hemophilia Congress 2016, 24th-28th July 2016, Orlando, USA.
  • Stephensen, D., Brown, M.B., Digby-Bowl, C., Swaine, I. L. and Evans, G. (2016)Exploring the significance of falls in the everyday lives of the older person with haemophilia. In: 9th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders, 3rd-5th February, 2016, Malmo, Sweden.
  • Uphill, M., Balsdon, A., Brown, M., Digby-Bowl, C., Southam, M.J., & Swain, J. (2015). “Hero imagery”: are there performance advantages associated with imagining yourself as your favourite athlete? Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology conference, Leeds, December 2015.
  • Saunders, S. C., Brown, M. and Coleman, D. A. (2014) A laboratory and field comparison of gross efficiency at an absolute, relative and performance intensity. In: American College of Sports Medicine, 27-30th May 2014, Orlando, USA.
  • Saunders, S. C., Coleman, D. A. and Brown, M. (2013) The effect of short-term calorie restriction on exercise performance and efficiency in cyclists. In: European College of Sports Science, 26th-29th June 2013, Barcelona.
  • Brown, M.B., Lauder, M., and Dyson, R.      (2010), Activation and contribution of trunk and leg musculature to force      production during on water sprint kayak performance, In Proceedings of the 28thConference of      the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Marquette, USA.      pp. 203-206.
  • Brown, M. B., Lauder,      M., and Dyson, R. (2007), Analysis of Skill Level in Flat-water Sprint      Kayaking, 12th Annual      Congress of the European       College of Sports      Science, Jyvaskyla,      Finland.     

Publications and research outputs

  • Digby-Bowl, C.J., Brown, M.B., and Stephensen, D. (2018) Postural stability is affected in older males with haemophilia - a matched control study. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology3 (1). pp. 10-20. ISSN 2411-5142.
  • Scales, J., Coleman, D., O'Driscoll, J., and Brown, M.B. (2018) Charactreistics of torque production of the lower limb are significantly altered after 2 hours of treadmill load carriage. Translational Sports Medicine, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/tsm2.54. 
  • Todd, S.D., Wiles, J.D., Coleman, D.A. and Brown, M.B. (2018). Partial swing golf shots: scaled from full swing or independent technique?. Sports Biomechanics, DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2018.1480727 
  • Brown, M.B., Digby_Bowl, C.J., and Todd, S.D. (2017) Assessing Infant Carriage Systems: Ground reaction force implications for gait of the caregiver. Human Factors 60(2). pp. 160-171. DOI: 10.1177/0018720817744661. 
  • Stephensen, D., Brown, M.B., Digby-Bowl, C., Swaine, I. L. and Evans, G. (2016)Screening for falls risk in the older person with haemophilia - a pilot study.Haemophilia, 22 (S4). p. 105. ISSN 1351-8216.
  • Stephensen, D., Brown, M.B., Digby-Bowl, C., Swaine, I. L. and Evans, G. (2016)Exploring the significance of falls in the everyday lives of the older person with haemophilia. Haemophilia, 22 (S2). pp. 45-46. ISSN 1351-8216.
  • Weed, M.E., Bull, C., Brown, M.B., Dowse, S., Lovell, J., Mansfield, L. & Wellard, I. (2014). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Potential Local Economic Impact of Tourism and Leisure Cycling and the Development of an Evidence-Based Market Segmentation. Tourism Review International, 18(1).
  • Weed, M.E., Bull, C., Brown, M.B., Dowse, S., Lovell, J., Mansfield, L. & Wellard, I. (2014). The Relationship Between Sustainable Transport and Cycle Tourism in the UK. Tourism Review International, 18(1).
  • Brown, M.B., Lauder, M., and Dyson, R. (2011) Notational analysis of sprint kayaking: Differentiating between ability levels. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. 11 p.171-183.

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