Sam Allen
PhD, MSc, BSc, Sports Biomechanist

Introduction

Sam Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Loughborough University.  He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a B.Sc. in Sport and Exercise Sciences in the year 2000; he then moved to Loughborough University where he obtained his M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) and was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences in 2010.

Sam’s main research interests lie in using biomechanics and computer simulation to understand human locomotion and dynamic jumps with the aim of optimising performance or reducing injury risk; he has also published articles in areas as disparate as robotics and dentistry.

Sam is also an experienced teacher, having taught for ten years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; he is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently Programme Leader for the M.Sc. in Sport Biomechanics at Loughborough University.