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Research interests

Steffi completed both her undergraduate degree (BSc Sport and Exercise Science) and her PhD at the University of Bath. 

In collaboration with UK Sport and British Skeleton, her PhD project was focussed on enhancing start performance in the winter sport of skeleton and was conducted in the lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Her thesis focussed on understanding the determinants of elite skeleton start performance to inform training and coaching practices, and to ultimately improve chances of medal success.

Steffi's research is now primarily focussed on sprint performance and the associated hamstring strain injury risk factors. Additionally, Steffi is co-supervising a project funded by the European Space Agency to better understand the laod experienced when performing movements in low gravity situations. Steffi is part of the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), which is a collaboration between the Department for Health and Department of Computer Science. CAMERA aims to develop advanced methods to track and analyse human motion without the need to attach markers.

Research interests

  • Motion analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport performance enhancement
  • Injury prevention
  • Monitoring athletic development

Research projects

  • Understanding the kinetic determinants of sprint running performance
  • The development of a markerless motion analysis tool to study sporting techniques
  • Musculoskeletal modelling of sprint running
  • Understanding hamstring strain injury risk factors
  • Musculoskeletal modelling of biomechanical loading in simulated gravity situations for rehabilitation programmes

Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications

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Projects 2016 2020

GW4-PATH: Perception and Attitudes of Technologies for Healthcare

Lasseter, G., Choi, H., Colyer, S., Grant, S., Pickles, T., Sauchelli, S., Sherlock, B., Voinescu, A. & Zhang, J.

1/09/1930/04/20

Project: Research-related funding

Understanding musculoskeletal injury risk factors in sprinting activities

Salo, A., Cazzola, D. & Colyer, S.

3/10/1630/09/19

Project: Research-related funding

Modelling of Sprinting

Salo, A., Cazzola, D. & Colyer, S.

3/10/1630/09/19

Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 2012 2019

Analysis of sprint start transition phases and their associations with performance

Colyer, S., Graham-Smith, P. & Salo, A., 21 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

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

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Associations between ground reaction force waveforms and sprint start performance

Graham-Smith, P., Colyer, S. & Salo, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 14, 5, p. 658-666 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Lower limb EMG activities in different phases of sprint running performance

Okkonen, O-M., Cazzola, D., Colyer, S. & Salo, A., Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Sprinting data-tracking simulation: a direct collocation approach

Haralabidis, N., Serrancoli, G., Colyer, S., Bezodis, I., Salo, A. & Cazzola, D., 10 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Understanding ratio of forces during early acceleration

Bezodis, N. E., Colyer, S., Nagahara, R., Bayne, H., Bezodis, I., Morin, J-B., Murata, M. & Samozino, P., Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

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

Thesis

Enhancing start performance in the sport of skeleton

Author: Colyer, S., 11 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Salo, A. (Supervisor), Stokes, K. (Supervisor) & Bilzon, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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