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School of Health and Society

Dr Niamh Gill

Research Assistant


I have been at the University of Salford for about four years. Initially I was working towards my PhD, which focused was on developing a series of simple computational models of distance running. On completion of my PhD I started a position as a research assistant working with the Ministry of Defence investigating the sex differences in the biomechanics of load carriage. While at the University of Salford I have also worked closely with the Running Performance Clinic on a number of projects looking at the biomechanics of running and running related injuries.

Research Interests

- Biomechanics of loaded walking

- Biomechanics of running

Qualifications and Memberships

- B.A. (Hons) Physics and Astrophysics – Trinity College Dublin

- M.Sc. Sports Biomechanics – Loughborough University

- Ph.D. Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Human Movement Science – University of Salford


Gill, N., Preece, S.J., Young, S., Bramah, C., 2017. Are the arms and head required to accurately estimate centre of mass motion during running? Gait & Posture 51, 281-283.