Dr Nicholas Owen

Associate Professor, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Email address

Academic Office - A112
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Nick Owen is a biomechanist specialising in human biomechanics. His interests lie both in the assessment of human performance and in developing novel instruments for neuromuscular assessment.

Dr Owen’s work has led him to several seemingly disparate areas of investigation. As well as assessing elite athletes for neuromuscular function e.g. strength and conditioning, Dr Owen uses the same techniques for the assessment of coordination in children. One long standing collaboration is with the Mary Rose Trust in which he uses the techniques of biomechanics to investigate the effects of physical activity of bones. He also has a keen interest in various imaging techniques e.g. photogrammetry and DXA scanning and their usefulness to biomechanics.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Biomechanics
  • Instrumentation
  • Neuromuscular assessment
  • Elite athletes
  • Force measurement
  • Heritage biomechanics
  • DXA
  • Coordination assessment

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

SR-142 Introduction to Biomechanics A (1st year)

SR-305 Sports Biomechanics (final year)

Research Collaborations