Fearghal Behan


Fearghal Behan is an Irish musculoskeletal researcher.

Fearghal commenced practice as a Chartered Physiotherapist in Ireland following his undergraduate and Master’s degree.

He worked in a variety of clinical settings before specialising as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

He practiced both in acute hospitals and in elite sports medicine settings.

His clinical work has included rehabilitating elite professional athletes of a variety of sports and acting as an injury consultant to Olympic athletes.

After many years of clinical practice, Fearghal completed a Ph.D. in ‘Neuromechanics of Explosive Force for Movement Control and Joint Stability‘ in Loughborough University. Thereafter, he worked as a Research Scientist in the renowned Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar.

His work has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (highest IF in Sports Medicine research), Scandinavian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Sports Sciences, Plos One, amongst others.

His research has won awards at numerous national and international conferences and he has been an invited symposium speaker at a number of Sports and Exercise Medicine conferences.

Fearghal’s work focuses on musculoskeletal injury and neuromuscular function, with the aims of aiding injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance.

He uses a variety of neuromuscular function, biomechanical and imaging methods (MRI, 2 dimensional ultrasound) to conduct his research.