Robert Graydon

Dr. Robert Graydon

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Darwin Building, DB226

+44 (0) 1772 89 4576

Robert Graydon is a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics and is research active within the Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (CASES) research group.

Social Media

Full Profile

Dr. Graydon teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the area of Sport, Exercise & Nutritional Sciences. Having completed an undergraduate degree in Sport Technology and a PhD on the effects of ankle protectors on lower-limb kinematics of association football players, both at the University of Central Lancashire, he has a keen interest in the development of equipment to reduce the risk of injuries in sport. His main research area focuses on reducing the risk of ankle inversion injuries, but his wider interests in sport technology and engineering have led him to be involved with equine surface testing amongst other projects. Robert is an active member of the Athena swan self-assessment team for the school as well as running the college liaison for the department and is also involved with public engagement events run by the University.

  • PhD. Biomechanics, University of Central Lancashire. 2019
  • PG Cert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire. 2016
  • BSc (Hons). Sport Technology, University of Central Lancashire. 2009 


Graydon, Robert William, Fewtrell, David John, Atkins, Stephen and Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth (2017) The effects of Ankle Protectors on Lower Limb Kinematics in male football players. A comparison to Braced and Unbraced Ankles. Comparative Exercise Physiology . pp. 1-8. ISSN 1755-2540

Graydon, Robert William, Fewtrell, David John, Atkins, Stephen and Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth (2015) The test-retest reliability of different ankle joint center location techniques. Foot and ankle online journal, 1 (11). ISSN 1941-6806

Research Groups


Teaching activities and responsibilities

Module leader for:

  • Introduction to Biomechanics in Sport.
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport & Exercise Sciences.

Undergraduate teaching:

  • Principles of Physiology and Scientific Enquiry
  • Current Topics in Population Health & Exercise
  • Fundamentals of Sport, Exercise, & Nutritional Sciences
  • Sport Biomechanics
  • Project Supervisor for undergraduate dissertations

Postgraduate teaching:

  • Research methods for Sport, Exercise, & Nutritional Sciences
  • Project Supervisor for postgraduate dissertations
  • Advanced practitioner skills for Sport & Exercise Scientists.


  • The effects of Ankle Protectors on Association Football Players. A comparison to Braced and Unbraced Ankles.
  • A retrospective investigation into the risk factors associated with knee pain.