Research at Leeds Beckett
About Mike Hopkinson
Mike is a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant within the Biomechanics group at Leeds Beckett. He has previously worked for University of Central Lancashire as a Biomechanics research assistant and a strength and conditioning coach at Bradford Bulls Academy.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Science at Northumbia University and then went on to complete a Masters at Liverpool John Moores University.
Mike has expertise in biomechanics and strength and conditioning and currently teaches in these area. His PhD focuses on tackle injury mechanisms in elite rugby league and he is currently working with the RFL to determine these mechanisms.
- Scientific Foundations
- Fundamental of Biomechanics
- Biomechanics of Human Movement
- Biomechanics of Strength & Injury
- Principles of Training
Mike is currently investigating the mechanisms of injury during a tackle in elite rugby league. However, his first objective is to distinguish the characteristics of tackles in rugby league. The aims of the research is to provide information on prevention strategies for these injuries to the RFL.
Mike is also working as part of the Biomechanics group partnership with the IAAF and their research at the London World Championships.