Assessment team

Duncan Mason

Duncan Mason Duncan is a physiotherapy lecturer and researcher at the University of Salford who also has over 20 years clinical experience as a physiotherapist. Duncan has a long history of working with the UK’s leading runners, including World and Olympic Champions, and has worked at altitude training camps in which the athletes were preparing for major global championships. He has also covered World and European Cross country championships as GB team Physiotherapist.

His research has focuses on understanding the gait characteristics of elite runners and he works regularly with elite runners providing them with running drills to help them improve their running performance. Duncan is a keen and competitive runner and has a PB for a half marathon of 65 minutes. He coaches junior and senior athletes and has been recognised by England Athletics in their regional North West coach of the year awards.

Chris Bramah

Chris Bramah

Chris is currently studying for a Ph.D. at the University of Salford, having already gained a BSc and an MSc in physiotherapy. Chris’ Ph.D. is focused on the biomechanical characteristics of elite endurance athletes and also how to improve running performance with specially developed running drills.

In addition to studying for a Ph.D., Chris works as physiotherapist in private practice and for British Athletics where he specialises in treating both elite and recreational track and field athletes. Chris has worked for Great Britain with elite endurance athletes on high altitude training camps in Kenya and America as well as at the 2014 World Junior Championships. Chris is a keen runner and competes regularly for Trafford Athletic Club in Manchester, running the 400m.

Dr Lee Herrington

Dr Lee Herrington Lee has spent over 20 years working with elite sportsmen and women, having worked with Wigan Warriors Rugby league, Great Britain Rugby league, the British Women’s Basketball teams, British Swimming high performance training center athletes.

He has also worked for the English Institute of Sport taking a lead role in the management of knee injuries across all Olympic sports teams.

Lee has published over 50 peer reviewed research articles in the area of sports injury rehabilitation and teaches both nationally and internationally on these topics.

Dr Steve Preece

Dr Steve Preece Steve has spent 10 years working as a researcher in human movement biomechanics at the University of Salford. As part of his research,

Steve uses 3D gait analysis techniques to both understand subtle differences in movement between elite and recreational runners and also to measure the effects of gait retraining programmes.

As well as looking at running gait, Steve is also investigating whether patients with knee osteoarthritis could benefit from movement retraining.