Personal profile

Research interests

My research focuses on how the neuromuscular system powers and controls locomotion in humans and animals, how it changes with age and injury, and ways in which its performance can be enhanced through training and technology.  This research is multidisciplinary in nature and has applications in many spheres of medicine, physiotherapy, veterinary, sports science and engineering.  Specific current projects include:

Understanding muscle-tendon interaction and motor control in demanding dynamic tasks to prevent injury

Changes in muscle architecture, mechanics and recruitment with age

Technologies to assist in the rehbilitation of musculoskeletal injuries

Preventing long term complications of lower limb amputation

Education/Academic qualification

Anatomy and Biomechanics, Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Veterinary College

1 Oct 199710 Dec 2000

Zoology, Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol

1 Oct 19941 Jul 1997

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Projects 2007 2020

International Research Partnership Award

Trewartha, G., Preatoni, E. & McGuigan, M.

1/02/14 → …

Project: Research-related fundingOther, Research, International Relations Office Funding


Trewartha, G. & McGuigan, M.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2001 2018

Impact of anatomical placement of an accelerometer on prediction of physical activity energy expenditure in lower-limb amputees

Ladlow, P., Nightingale, T., McGuigan, M., Bennett, A. N., Phillip, R. & Bilzon, J. 5 Oct 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 12, 10, 15 p., e0185731

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
limbs (animal)
energy expenditure
physical activity
2 Citations

A reduced activity model: a relevant tool for the study of ageing muscle

Perkin, O., McGuigan, P., Thompson, D. & Stokes, K. Jun 2016 In : Biogerontology. 17, 3, p. 435-447

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muscle Proteins
Bed Rest
Skeletal Muscle
1 Citations
Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials
Resistance Training

Hamstring strains in typical training tasks and isokinetic eccentric contractions of different velocities

McGuigan, M., James, D. & MacDonald, B. 6 Jul 2016 Proceedings of the 21st European College of Sports Science, Vienna 2016. Baca, A., Wessner, B., Diketmüller, R., Tschan, H., Hofmann, M., Kornfeind , P. & Tsolakidis , E. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution