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Professor Mike Lauder

Director of Chichester Institute of Sport

m.lauder@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816328

Personal Introduction

Mike is the Director of the Institute of Sport and Head of Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences with over 40 academic and technical staff and over 500 students on UG and PG courses. Mike is the programme coordinator for the MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. Mike teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and currently supervises two PhD students, having had three completions already. He represents the Department on the Heads of Department Forum and is a member of Academic Board. Mike has led the Department for serveral years and during this time has restructured such that we are now best placed to continue to deliver nationally recognised programmes and positioned to deliver national and international research and consultancy, thus contributing fully to the University strategy. Mike is a Charter Standard Football Club Secretary and Level 2 coach and enjoys coaching two Girls teams in the Sussex County Women’s and Girls Football League.

Education

  • 1994 BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 1999 Ph.D. Sport Biomechanics ‘Accuracy and reliability of propulsive force estimation in swimming’. Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University

Teaching

SPL103 Anatomy and Kinesiology

Aims: This module aims to introduce students to the basic anatomical and physiological components and biomechanical principles underpinning the practical analysis of human movement. It will also consider the role of analysis in sport and in movement education. It will serve to widen the students' knowledge base and show the integrative nature of the separate disciplines of physiology and biomechanics; it will also provide a firm basis for work at a higher level in the discipline of biomechanics

CPE104 Biomechanics of Sports Techniques

Aims: This module aims to introduce the basic concepts of biomechanics as they relate to human movement and performance in sport and exercise. Students are shown how the basic physical principles underpin performance in sport, and how such principles can be practically investigated. Practical work considers the general principles of biomechanics related to the successful execution of sports techniques and introduces experimental methodology, data analysis, and statistical analysis for practical analysis of technique.

SPL206 Biomechanics and Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise

Aims: This module aims to extend the students' knowledge and practical skills in the application of biomechanics to specific sport and exercise activities. The emphasis will be on the application of biomechanics in the assessment, evaluation and improvement of technique in a range of sports. Students will be introduced to notational analysis and its place in the scientific support of individuals and teams. In addition, the relationship between the biomechanist, performance analyst and coach will be explored. Practical experiences will include the role of biomechanical kinetic and kinematic assessment in the analysis of sport and the application of hand and computerised notation systems to individual and team sports.

CPE203 Performance Analysis in Sport

Aims: This module aims to introduce students to performance analysis and its place in the scientific support of individuals and teams. In addition, the relationship between the biomechanist, performance analyst and coach will be explored. Practical experiences will include the role of the performance analyst in the analysis of sport and the application of hand and computerised notation systems to individual and team sports.

SPL326 Advanced Biomechanics

Aims: This module aims to allow the student, particularly interested in biomechanics, to develop their conceptual biomechanics knowledge, knowledge of current practice and independent practical skills. It gives the opportunity to follow interests within the field that may have been stimulated by either the third year biomechanics techniques module, or by areas they have come across in the course of their independent project work and which they would like to investigate further. It aims to develop the student's independence in the laboratory.

Administration

Head of Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Mike directly line-manages 7 members of academic /Technical staff and lead a subject of over 40 staff and 450 students.

Programme Co-ordinator:

MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Committees/ Responsibilities:

  • 2008 - Department Management Team (Chair)
  • 2008 - Academies and Trusts Steering Group
  • 2008 - Heads of Department Forum
  • 2009 - Academic Board
  • 2010 - Space Management Group
  • 2011 - REF Project Team

External Examining

  • 2003 - 2007 University of Greenwich, BSc. Sports Science, BSc. Fitness Science, BSc Sports Science with professional tennis coaching, BSc Sports Science with professional football coaching. MRes x 1
  • 2006 – 2010 University of Gloucestershire, BSc Sports Science
  • 2006 – 2010 University of Central Lancashire, BSc Sports Science

Research and Consultancy

Interests

Mike has research interests in the following areas:

  • Hydrodynamics in Swimming
  • Technique analysis in the applied environment
  • Strength and Conditioning

Director of Studies:

PhD: Mathew Brown – Biomechanical analysis of flatwater kayaking

PhD: Jason Lake - Establishing the Optimum Resistance Training Load for Maximal Gains in Mechanical Power Output.

PhD: Kathleen Shorter - The pathogenesis of shoulder injuries in cricket bowling

MPhil/PhD: Russell Peters – The effect of a sloping surface on the mechanics of the golf swing.

Consultancy

1997-1998              British Bobsleigh Association – Biomechanical support for Winter Olympics

1997-2000              British Canoe Union – Biomechanical support to Olympic racing teams for sprint kayaking

2001- Present        Sport England – Biomechanical support to Peter Waterfield - World Class diver

2002-2003              UKSI/BASES – World Class Supervised Experience Scheme Supervisor

2005-Present          International Cricket Committee Biomechanical Technique Analysis

Membership

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Publications

Academic Journal Papers:

Payton, C.J. and Lauder, M.A. (1995) The influence of hand paddles on the kinematics of front crawl swimming. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 28, 175-192.

Dabnichki, P., Lauder, M.A., Aritan, S.A. and Tsirakos, D. (1997) Accuracy evaluation of an on-line kinematic system using dynamic tests. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology. 21(2). (March/April), pp.53-66.

Lauder, M., Dabnichki, P. and Bartlett, R.M (2001) Improved accuracy and reliability of sweepback angle, pitch angle and hand velocity calculations in swimming. Journal of Biomechanics.34(1) 31-39.

Lovell, G. and Lauder, M. (2001) Bilateral strength comparisons among injured and non-injured competitive flatwater kayakers. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 10(1),  pp. 3-10.

McMorris, T., Delves, S., Sproule, J., Lauder, M.A., & Hale, B. (2005) Effect of incremental exercise on initiation and movement times in a choice-response whole body psychomotor task. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 39. 537-541.

Lauder, M., and Dabnichki, P. (2005) Estimating propulsive forces – sink or swim? Journal of Biomechanics. 38. 1984-1990.

McMorris, T., Swain, J., Lauder, M.A., Smith, N. and Kelly, J. (2006) Warm-up prior to undertaking a psychomotor task: does it aid performance? Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 46, 328-334.

Lauder, M.A. and Lake J. (2008) Biomechanical comparison on unilateral and bilateral power snatch lifts. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 22(3), 653-660, May 2008.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2010) The effect that side dominance had on barbell power symmetry during the hang power clean. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(11): 3186-3191.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2011) Does side dominance affect the symmetry of barbell end kinematics during lower-body resistance exercise? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25(3): 872-878.

Brown, M.B., Lauder, M.A. and Dyson, R.D. (2011) Notational analysis of sprint kayaking performance: Differentiating between ability levels.  International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 11(1), 171-183.

Lake, J.P., Lauder, M.A., Smith, N.A., and Shorter, K.A. (Accepted May 2011) A comparison of ballistic and non-ballistic lower-body resistance exercise and the methods used to identify their positive lifting phases. Journal of Applied Biomechanics.

Lake, J.P., Lauder, M.A., Smith, N.A. & Shorter, K.A. (Accepted July 2011) Barbell kinematics should not be used to estimate barbell and body system centre of mass power during lower body resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Submitted/Awaiting Minor Revisions:

Brown, M.B., Lauder, M.A. and Dyson, R.D. Contribution of trunk rotation and abdominal muscles to sprint kayak performance. Sports Biomechanics. Submission January 2011

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. Assessing agreement between the Tendo and 3D video methods of measuring mechanical power output during lower-body resistance exercise.

Lake, J.P. & Lauder, M.A. Mechanical demands of kettlebell swing exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Submission August 2011

Book Chapters:

Lauder, M.A. (2008) Motion Analysis in water sports. In Computers in Sport. (Eds. P. Dabnichki & A. Baca), WIT Press: Southampton, pp: 217-246.

Coaching Journal Papers:

Lauder, M.A., Payton, C.J. and Peyrebrune, M. (December, 1995) Hand Paddle Swimming - A specific form of resistance training?  Swimming Times XXII(12),25-28.

Kemecsey, I and Lauder, M.A. (1998) Kayak technique - diagnosis and remedies. Part 1 Canoe Focus, Nov/Dec, pp: 16-17.

Lauder, M.A. and Kemecsey, I. (1999) Kayak technique- diagnosis and remedies Part 2. Canoe Focus, Jan/Feb, pp:18-19.

Full Papers in Books:

Lauder, M.A. & Dabnichki, P. (1996) A proposed mechanical model for measuring propulsive forces in front crawl swimming. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on The Engineering of Sport (Ed. S.Haake), Balkema: Rotterdam. pp. 257-262.

Lauder, M.A., Dabnichki, P., Bartlett, R.M. & Aritan, S.A. (1996) The accuracy of kinematic data collected from underwater three-dimensional analysis. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on The Engineering of Sport (Ed. S.Haake), Balkema: Rotterdam. pp. 303-312.

Dabnichki, P., Aritan, S.A., Lauder, M.A. & Tsirakos, D. (1996) Accuracy of kinematic data collection, filtering and numerical differentiation. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on The Engineering of Sport (Ed. S.Haake), Balkema: Rotterdam. pp. 119-123.

Lauder, M., Dabnichki, P. and Bartlett, R.M. (1998) Three-dimensional reconstruction accuracy within a calibrated volume. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on The Engineering of Sport (Ed. S.Haake), Blackwell Science. pp.441-448

Lauder, M. Dabnichki, P. and McKee, T (2000) Direct measurement of propulsive forces in swimming. In. The Engineering of Sport III, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Engineering of Sport. (Ed. A. Subic and S.Haake), Oxford: Blackwell Science. pp. 131-138.

Lake, J., Lauder, M.A. and Dyson, R. (2006) Exploring the biomechanical characteristics of the weightlifting jerk. In Proceedings of the XXIV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (Eds. H. Schwameder,

G. Strutzenberger, V. Fastenbauer, S. Lindinger, E.Muller), University of Salzberg, 827-830.

Lake, J., Lauder, M.A. and Dyson, R. (2006) Kinetic analysis of a unilateral snatch movement. In Proceedings of the XXIV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (Eds. H. Schwameder, G. Strutzenberger, V. Fastenbauer, S. Lindinger, E.Muller), University of Salzberg, 488-491.

Peters, R., Smith, N., and Lauder, M. (2009) The effects of Adidas Powerweb compression shorts on muscle oscillation and drop jump performance. In Proceedings of the XXVII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (Eds. A.J. Harrison, R. Anderson, I. Kenny), University of Limerick, 534-537.

Lauder, M. and Newell, R. (2009) Asymmetry in front crawl swimming with and without hand paddles. In Proceedings of the XXVII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (Eds. A.J. Harrison, R. Anderson, I. Kenny), University of Limerick, 621-624

Lake, J., Lauder, M., and Smith, N. (2009) Asymmetric loading during the hang power clean – the effect that side dominance has on barbell power symmetry. In Proceedings of the XXVII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (Eds. A.J. Harrison, R. Anderson, I. Kenny), University of Limerick, 646-649.

Shorter K., Smith, N. and Lauder, M. (2009) Ankle joint loading during the delivery stride in cricket medium-fast bowling. In Proceedings of the XXVII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (Eds. A.J. Harrison, R. Anderson, I. Kenny), University of Limerick, 677-680.

Shorter, K. A., Smith, N. A., Lauder, M. A., & Khoury, P. (2010). A preliminary electromyographic investigation into shoulder muscle activity in cricket seam bowling. Proceedings of the XXVIII International Symposium of Biomechanics in Sports, 608-611.

Brown, M.B., Lauder, M.A. and Dyson, R. (2010) Activation and contribution of trunk and leg musculature to force production during on-water sprint kayak performance.  Proceedings of the XXVIII International Symposium of Biomechanics in Sports, 203-206.

Shorter, K., Lake, J. Smith, N. & Lauder, M. (2011) Influence of the foot-floor interface on squatting performance. In: Proceedings of the XXIX International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, (Eds. Machado, V-B, & Veloso, K). University of Porto, 385-388.

Shorter, K., Nealon, A., Smith, N. & Lauder, M. (2011Cricket side strain injuries: A description of trunk muscle activity and the potential influence of bowling technique. In: Proceedings of the XXIX International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, (Eds. Machado, V-B, & Veloso, K). University of Porto, 767-770.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2011) Barbell kinematics should not be used to estimate barbell and body system centre of mass power in the back squat. In: Proceedings of the XXIX International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, (Eds. Machado, V-B, & Veloso, K). University of Porto, 895-898.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2011) Comparison of ballistic and non-ballistic lower-body resistance exercise performance. Determining the positive lifting phase. In: Proceedings of the XXIX International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, (Eds. Machado, V-B, & Veloso, K). University of Porto, 899-902.

Journal reviewer for:

1999-               Biomechanics/Performance Analysis reviewer for Journal of Sports Sciences

1999-               Reviewer for International Journal of Sports Engineering

2002-               Reviewer for Sports Biomechanics

2003-               Reviewer for British Journal of Sports Medicine.

2004-               Reviewer for Journal of Biomechanics

2006-               Reviewer for Computer Modelling in Engineering Science

2007-               Reviewer Journal of Sports Science and Medicine

2008-               Reviewer for Measurement