Brian is a Reader in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. He is actively engaged in research on the science of athletics and human gait within the Centre for Sports Performance.
Brian studied Applied Physiology at Carlow Institute of Technology (Ireland) before graduating with a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Leeds Metropolitan University. Afterwards, he gained a PhD from the university with a thesis entitled ‘Biomechanical Analysis of Elite Race Walking’, and went on to gain a first class honours degree in Psychology from the Open University.
Brian’s own sporting interest is in long-distance running as an endurance coach, with qualifications from both British Athletics and Athletics Ireland. He currently works as an external consultant for European Athletics on their development programmes