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David Peacock

Research assistant

David is a research assistant with the Occupational Performance Research Group at the University of Chichester.

Graduating from the University of Chichester in 2016 with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences, David completed his dissertation investigating rugby ball flight dynamics.  Staying on to continue his studies with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics he then broadened his research into kinematic methodology and Sports Engineering.

After graduating, David worked as an Associate Lecturer in Research Methods and Biomechanics whilst also working as the Biomechanics laboratory technician at the University of Chichester.


  • 2013-2016- BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Hons), University of Chichester
  • 2016-2017- MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics (Hons), University of Chichester


  • Agreement between Adidas Smartball™ and 3d Motion Analysis for measuring ball Velocity and Spin during Soccer kicking- Smith, Peacock & Augustus -World Conference of Science and Soccer 2017
  • A comparison of Inverse and Direct Kinematics in the landing phase of Counter-movement jumping- Presented at the BASES student conference 2017
  • Forces Required to Stand-Up Following a Fall on Military Cross-Country Skis- Presented at Physical Employment Standards conference 2018


David has research interests in the following areas:

  • The role of Biomechanics and Ergonomics in Physical Employment Standards
  • Ball flight mechanics and ballistics
  • Rugby kicking kinematics
  • Ergonomic engineering of sports equipment
  • Kinematic modelling techniques