Dr. Lindsay St. George

Research Associate

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB406

+44 (0) 1772 89 3775


Subject Areas: Sport and Sport Related Courses

Lindsay works as a Research Associate at the University of Central Lancashire. She completed her PhD at UCLan in 2017 and is research active in the field of equine and human biomechanics. She is involved in several local and international equine research collaborations. As part of the Research Support Team, Lindsay is also involved in various research projects within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.  

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After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, Lindsay moved from Canada to the UK to pursue her MSc in Equine Science at the University of the West of England. This is where Lindsay developed her interest in using surface electromyography (sEMG) and motion capture technologies to investigate how equine muscles facilitate movement. Her initial MSc work in this area was published. From here, Lindsay went on to pursue a PhD at the University of Central Lancashire, which she completed in April 2017. Lindsay has previously taught part-time on human biomechanics modules at UCLan and on an Equine Management HND course. She currently works as a Research Associate at UCLan, where she is working on various equine and human biomechanics projects under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Jane Hobbs. As part of the Research and Consultancy in Equine Surfaces (RACES) team, Lindsay has worked alongside researchers from UCLan, Myerscough College and Nottingham Trent University on various research and consultancy projects. She has presented her research at various conferences, including the International Conference on Equine and Canine Locomotion (ICEL) in 2016.  Lindsay works as part of the Research Support Team, where she is also involved in various research projects within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.



  • Ph.D. Equine Biomechanics, University of Central Lancashire, 2017
  • University Certificate in HE: Teaching Toolkit, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • M.Sc. Equine Science, University of the West of England, 2012
  • B.Sc. Bio-Resource Management – Equine, University of Guelph, 2011

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Animal Scientist (Associate) – Royal Society of Biology/ British Society of Animal Science Register of Accredited Animal Scientists and Animal Technologists


St. George, L., Hobbs, S.J., Richards, J., Sinclair, J., Holt, D. and Roy, S.H., 2018. The effect of cut-off frequency when high-pass filtering equine sEMG signals during locomotion. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 43, pp.28-40.

St George, L., Sinclair, J.K., Richards, J., Roy, S.H. and Hobbs, S.J., 2018. Towards standardised use of equine surface EMG: effect of normalisation and filtering on outcome measures. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 14(S1), pp. S36.

Holt, D., St. George, L., Hobbs, S., Clayton, H. (2017). A simple method for equine kinematic gait event detection. Equine Veterinary Journal. doi: 10.1111/evj.12669.

St. George, L., Richards, J., Holt, D., Sinclair, J., Hobbs, S. (2016). Electromyographic evaluation of hindlimb muscle activity patterns in elite and non-elite jumping athletes: a preliminary report on surface electromyography data. Equine Veterinary Journal. 48 (S49), pp. 20.

Lesniak, K., Williams, J., Moore, G., St. George, L. (2015). Performance Analysis in Equestrian Sport. In: Williams, J., Evans, D. eds. Training for Equestrian Performance. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 388 – 407.