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Dr Gareth Nicholson

Dr Gareth Nicholson
Contact Details
Dr Gareth Nicholson

Course Director

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 23325 G.Nicholson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Gareth Nicholson

Dr Gareth Nicholson is Course Leader for the Postgraduate Sport & Exercise Biomechanics and Sport & Exercise Science courses within the School of Sport.

Gareth completed his PhD research at Leeds Beckett University titled "The Acute and Chronic Effects of Manipulating Set Structure on Maximal Strength Development" and supervised by Dr Athanassios Bissas and Dr Theocharis Ispoglou. In 2007 Gareth obtained a 1st class honours degree in Sport & Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University and went on to gain an MSc with Distinction in Sport & Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University. Gareth previously worked at Leeds Trinity University as a Lecturer in Biomechanics & Performance Analysis before returning to Leeds Beckett University in September 2014.

Current Teaching

Gareth currently teaches on the undergraduate Sport & Exercise Science and Sport & Exercise Therapy programmes. At postgraduate level, Gareth currently teaches on the Strength and Conditioning pathway and on the Sport & Exercise Science suite of courses.

Gareth is the module leader for the undergraduate module "Biomechanical Analysis of Human Performance" (Level 5) and the postgraduate module "Biomechanics of Strength & Power" (M level). He also lectures across other modules including:

  • Biomechanics of Strength & Injury (Level 6),
  • Applied Principles of Sport Training (Level 6),
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics (M Level),
  • Organisation & Evaluation of Training (M Level),
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Biomechanics (M Level),
  • Biomechanics of Sports Performance (M Level),
  • Research Methods (M Level).

Gareth supervises a range of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects and also supervises two doctoral students:

  • Emily Gregg (Falls in the Elderly: A Biomechanical Approach to Assessing, Understanding & Prevention)
  • Mike Hopkinson (Tackle Injury Mechanisms in Super League Rugby Players)

Research Interests

Gareth’s main research interests centre on the area of Biomechanics & Strength & Conditioning. Gareth is currently active within Sports Performance and Sports Medicine related research focusing on:

  • Resistance Training in Athletic and Non-Athletic Populations
  • Movement Screening and Injury Risk Factors
  • Neuromuscular Fatigue, Adaptations & Degeneration
  • Measurement Error and Reliability

Selected Publications

Journal articles (2)

Conference contributions (1)

  • Nicholson G; Ispoglou T; Bissas A (2015) Do cluster-type regimens offer a superior alternative to traditional resistance training methods when the goal is maximal strength development? Malmo, Sweden 20150624. : .

Theses or dissertations (1)

  • Nicholson G (2014), The Acute and Chronic Effects of Manipulating Set Structure on Maximal Strength Development
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