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Gareth Shadwell

Senior Lab Demonstrator
School of Sport and Health Sciences

Gareth primarily maintains the Biomechanics, Physiology, Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition & Health labs within the Darwin Building. These are associated with Sport & Exercise Science, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences and Strength & Conditioning courses He supports teaching and research across undergraduate and postgraduate practical sessions.

Gareth maintains the four Darwin practical labs along with a Biomechanical PC Analysis suite and Foster Building Fitness Suite. Gareth sits on the School of Sport & Health Sciences (SoSHS) Health & Safety (H&S) committee which aims to improve safety standards and improve the student experience. Gareth supports teaching across all undergraduate and postgraduate modules when practical sessions take place in the Darwin labs; with additional group support for XS1902 with Dr Robert Allan.

Gareth became a lab demonstrator whilst completing his masters degree in Sports Biomechanics in 2015-6 and then progressed to the role of Senior Demonstrator in 2017. Gareth often represents UCLan at Qualisys and C-Motion conferences. Gareth collaborated with Dr Jonathan Sinclair to investigate the effects of medial and lateral orthoses on Achilles tendon kinetics during running; with the resulting paper being published in The Foot & Ankle Online Journal: This paper was presented as a poster at the BASES Biomechanics Interest Group 2017. Gareth has supported Dr Sarah Hobbs & Dr Lindsay St George with their research in equine surface testing, this included use and maintenance of an OBST & OBST 2 surface tester.

  • BSc Sport Science, University of Central Lancashire, 2015
  • MSc Sports Biomechanics University of Central Lancashire, 2016
  • QA Level 2 Basic Life Support and Defibrillator use, University of Central Lancashire, 2019
  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (Ofqual approved), Heartbeat, 2020

Modules Taught

  • XS1902 - Principles of Physiology and Scientific Enquiry
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Human Biomechanics
  • Human Biomechanics
  • Health & Safety