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Dr Catherine Tucker


Dr Catherine Tucker
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Dr Catherine Tucker

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 26703 C.B.Tucker@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Catherine Tucker

Catherine is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. Catherine was appointed to the Carnegie School of Sport in 2013. She lectures in the area of biomechanics and her research interests include 3D golf swing analysis and variability of movement.

Catherine graduated with First Class Honours from the BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences degree programme at the University of Limerick in 2008. She was subsequently awarded a place on the Advanced Scholars Programme in the University of Limerick. Catherine completed her PhD, in golf swing biomechanics (movement variability), in 2012 under the supervision of Dr Ross Anderson and Dr Ian Kenny at the University of Limerick. Catherine's PhD research was awarded scholarship funding by the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET). This research used computer simulation to ascertain the effect of movement variability on the outcome of the golf swing.

Before arriving at Leeds Beckett University, Catherine worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Limerick. Here, she delivered the practical content on a range of modules across the Sport and Exercise Sciences, Physical Education, and Physiotherapy programmes.

Currently at Leeds Beckett University, she is contributing to teaching on a number of biomechanics modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Current Teaching

Catherine is the current module leader for the undergraduate module Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Anatomy (Level 4) and the postgraduate module Evaluation of Biomechanical Measurement Techniques. She also lectures across other modules including:

  • Biomechanical Analysis of Human Performance (Level 5)
  • Biomechanics of Human Performance (Level 7)

Catherine also supervises one doctoral students along with undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects.

Research Interests

Catherine’s main research interests centre on the biomechanics of striking movements, particularly golf. She is also interested in movement variability and how it relates to movement outcome/injury reduction. She is particularly interested in the use of modelling and simulation methods in Biomechanics.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (5)

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (2)

  • Tucker CB; Anderson R; Kenny IC (2012) Novel Method for Calculation of Movement Variability in Golf. In: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group Belfast, United Kingdom 20120404. : , pp. .
  • Anderson R; Tucker CB; Breen S (2008) Movement Variability: A Comparison Between Novice, Experienced and Elite Performers. In: International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports Seoul, Korea 20080714. : , pp. .
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