Jonathan Sinclair

Associate Lecturer

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Darwin Building, DB217

+44 (0) 1772 89 2796

Jonathan's research primarily focuses on lower extremity biomechanics during normal and pathological locomotion using 3-D kinetic and kinematic modelling and advanced measurement techniques.

He is research active within the area of sport and exercise science and is a member of the Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences.

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After completing his degree in Sport Science Jonathan decided to undertake a PhD examining the influence of different footwear on the kinetics, kinematics and metabolic aspects of distance running. Jonathan's main research interests are focussed on lower extremity human locomotion during normal and pathological gait with emphasis on forces imposed both on and in the locomotor system and the effects produced by such forces (e.g. excessive load and injuries). Current projects include the biomechanics associated with common running-related injuries and also the efficacy of both habitual and non-habitual barefoot running on the prevention of injuries in runners.

Postgraduate Certificate LTHE - University of Central Lancashire
BSc (Hons) Sports Science (1st class) - University of Central Lancashire
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - NSCA
PhD Sports Biomechanics (Submitted) - University of Central Lancashire


Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth, Richards, James, Taylor, Paul John, Edmundson, Christopher James, Brooks, Darrell and Hobbs, Sarah Jane (2013) Three-dimensional kinematic comparison of treadmill and overground running. Sports Biomechanics, - (-). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1476-3141

Bottoms, Lindsay, Sinclair, Jonathan, Taylor, Katrina, Polman, Remco and Fewtrell, David (2012) The effects of carbohydrate ingestion on the badminton serve after fatiguing exercise. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30 (3). pp. 285-293. ISSN 0264-0414

Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth, Greenhalgh, Andrew, Brooks, Darrell, Edmundson, Christopher James and Hobbs, Sarah Jane (2012) The influence of barefoot and barefoot inspired footwear on the kinetics and kinematics of running in comparison to conventional running shoes. Footwear Science, - (-). ---. ISSN 1942–4280

Sinclair, Jonathan , Bottoms, Lindsay, Taylor, Katrina and Greenhalgh, Andrew (2010) Tibial shock measured during the fencing lunge: the influence of footwear. Sports Biomechanics, 9 (2). pp. 65-71. ISSN 1476-3141

More publications


Kinetics and kinematics of human movement

Biomechanical modelling

Footwear biomechanics

Statistical analysis

Ergogenic aids


XS1100 Introduction to Sports Biomechanics

XS1700 Introduction to Research Methods in Sport

XS2102 Practical Biomechanics

XS3100 Applied Sports Biomechanics

XS3900 Sport Science Project

XS3930 Sport Physiology Project

XS4000 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences

XS4001 Ethical Guidelines and Procedures for Sport and Exercise Science Investigations

XS4900 Research Project for Sport and Exercise Sciences

PS2710 Research Methods in Sport


British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences

National Strength & Conditioning Association

UK Strength & Conditioning Association

American College of Sports Medicine

Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

Footwear Biomechanics Group

International Society of Biomechanics

European College of Sport Sciences