Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Tim Bennett
About Dr Tim Bennett
Tim is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. Tim was appointed to the Carnegie School of Sport in 2015. He lectures in the area of biomechanics and his research interests include 3D soccer kicking analysis, movement variability and motor control.
Tim graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2003 with a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science then completed a an MSc in Sport Injury Management at Sheffield Hallam University in 2006. Tim completed his PhD in soccer kicking biomechanics in 2016 under the supervision of Dr Chris Low, Dr David Punt and Professor Carlton Cooke at Leeds Beckett University. This research explored the influence of MV structure on kicking accuracy.
Tim has worked as a part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University from 2010-2014 across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In 2014, Tim moved to Leeds Trinity University, working as a Lecturer in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. Tim returned to Leeds Beckett University in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics.
Modules currently teaching on:
- Level 4 Scientific Foundations of Human Movement and Physical Activity
- Level 4 Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Anatomy (SET)
- Level 4 Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Anatomy (SPEX)
- Level 5 Science of Physical Activity and Health for Children and Young People
- Level 6 Dissertation
- Level 7 Biomechanics of Human Performance
- Level 7 Dissertation
Courses currently teaching on:
- BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
- BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Therapy
- MSc Sport & Exercise Science
- MSc Sports & Exercise Biomechanics
- MSc Physical Activity & Health
Tim's main research interests are focused on movement variability in sports skills, particularly soccer kicking. He is interested in structure of variability in movement and how this can influence performance under varying task constraints. Tim is currently involved in golf and throwing research projects, which aim to provide a better understanding of human movement and performance.