Research at Leeds Beckett
About Mike Hopkinson
Mike Hopkinson is lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science and Sport Performance courses.
Mike currently is conducting a PhD on tackle injury mechanisms in rugby league and also works as head of performance analysis for England Korfball. Mike has previously worked as a Graduate teaching assistant at Leeds Beckett, a biomechanics research asisstant at University of Central Lancashire and a strength and conditioning coach at Bradford Bulls Academy.
Mike has a strong interest in performance analysis and is currently actively using video analysis methodology to form his PhD titled 'Tackle Injury Mechanisms in Elite Rugby League', along with multivariate analysis approaches to better understand dyanamic, open natured events such as the tackle in rugby league.
He is also working with England Korfball and developing a platform for the use of performance analysis to enhance the international first team, youth, and 1st division sides.
Sport and Exercise Science Course:
• Major independant study (BSc) - 8 students
• Biomechanical principles of human movement
• Biomechanical determinants of sports performance
• Personal, professional and academic development
Sport & Exercise Therapy Course:
• Fundamentals of biomechanics for sports therapy
Sports Performance Course:
• Human movement
Mikes PhD work is with the RFL, investigating RL tackle injury characteristics through performance analysis methodology with multvariate analysis to better understand the complex injury event.