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Dr Louise Burnie

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

After completing an MEng in Civil Engineering at Imperial College, Louise worked as a Structural Engineer in large multidisciplinary engineering consultancies for 7 years in London and New Zealand. She returned to university to study an MSc in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University, graduating in 2014. Louise then studied for a PhD in Sports Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University which involved working with British Cycling and the English Institute of Sport. In 2019, Louise was appointed as a Research Assistant at Swansea University on a joint project between the Applied Science, Technology, Exercise and Medicine Research Centre and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating to develop new printed products which included printed heaters and pressure sensors. Louise started as a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria in November 2021.

Louise Burnie

Louise’s main research interests are understanding coordination in human movement and how this can be manipulated to improve human performance. She has a particular interest in cycling biomechanics, coordination and performance.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Effects of strength training on the biomechanics and coordination of short-term maximal cycling, Burnie, L., Barratt, P., Davids, K., Worsfold, P., Wheat, J. 28 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Quantifying the hip-ankle synergy in short-term maximal cycling, Burnie, L., Barratt, P., Davids, K., Worsfold, P., Wheat, J. 1 Sep 2022, In: Journal of Biomechanics
  • The impact of passive heat maintenance strategies between an active warm-up and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Cowper, G., Goodall, S., Hicks, K., Burnie, L., Briggs, M. 13 Aug 2022, In: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • The effect of combined isometric and plyometric training on musculotendinous ankle stiffness and its subsequent effect on performance in international age-group track sprint cycling, McPartlan, D., Burnie, L., Pollock, S., Waldron, M., Tallent, J. 30 May 2021, In: The journal of sport and exercise science
  • Biomechanical measures of short-term maximal cycling on an ergometer: a test-retest study, Burnie, L., Barratt, P., Davids, K., Worsfold, P., Wheat, J. 11 Aug 2020, In: Sports Biomechanics
  • Coaches’ philosophies on the transfer of strength training to elite sports performance, Burnie, L., Barratt, P., Davids, K., Stone, J., Worsfold, P., Wheat, J. 1 Oct 2018, In: International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching

  • Sports Science PhD March 02 2020
  • Sports Science MSc September 30 2014
  • Civil Engineering MEng July 29 2005
  • Member International Society of Biomechanics in Sport 2021
  • Member International Society of Biomechanics 2021


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