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Prof Nick Caplan

Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

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Nick graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005 with a PhD in Biomechanics. He subsequently joined Northumbria University where he is now Professor of Aerospace Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Director of Postgraduate Research for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Nick works with a range of collaborators from around the world in research relating to aspects of musculoskeletal dysfunction.  Most notably, he has worked closely with the European Space Agency (ESA) since 2009 due to the relevance of deep spinal muscle deconditioning to astronaut rehabilitation.  As a result of this collaboration, Nick has acted as an advisor to ESA in relation to exercise after spaceflight.

Nick is an Executive Board member of the UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences Association, where he chairs a steering group developing a national strategy for space biomedicine related to ageing.  He is also an editorial board member of the journal Sports Engineering, Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, and the World Journal of Orthopaedics, and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma.

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Campus Address

Room 240
Northumberland Building


Qualifications

  • Sports Science PhD December 01 2005
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL September 15 2005
  • Sports Science BSc (Hons) September 01 1999
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007
  • Professional Member British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 2005

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Nick graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005 with a PhD in Biomechanics. He subsequently joined Northumbria University where he is now Professor of Aerospace Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Director of Postgraduate Research for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Throughout his academic career, Nick’s research has been underpinned by a strong background in the biomechanics of human movement, and the interaction between the human body and the external environment.  Since 2008, his research has focused on the development and evaluation of rehabilitative interventions for joint and postural instability. This overarching theme is underpinned by research looking at exercise rehabilitation strategies to restore spinal/postural stability as a result of muscular dysfunction/deconditioning, and the effectiveness of surgical interventions to restore lower limb joint function and stability, using multidisciplinary approaches.

Nick works with a range of collaborators from around the world in research relating to aspects of musculoskeletal dysfunction.  Most notably, he has worked closely with the European Space Agency (ESA) since 2009 due to the relevance of deep spinal muscle deconditioning to astronaut rehabilitation.  As a result of this collaboration, Nick has acted as an advisor to ESA in relation to exercise after spaceflight.

Nick is an Executive Board member of the UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences Association, where he chairs a steering group developing a national strategy for space biomedicine related to ageing.  He is also an editorial board member of the journal Sports Engineering, Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, and the World Journal of Orthopaedics, and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Effect of time on human muscle outcomes during simulated microgravity exposure without countermeasures – systematic review, Winnard, A., Scott, J., Waters, N., Vance, M., Caplan, N. 27 Jun 2019, In: Frontiers in Physiology
  • Effect of time on biomechanical measures during exercise on the Functional Re-adaptive Exercise Device, Winnard, A., Debuse, D., Wilkinson, M., Parmar, A., Schuren, T., Caplan, N. 28 May 2019, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • A Comparison of Exercise Interventions from Bed Rest Studies for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Loss, Konda, N., Karri, R., Winnard, A., Nasser, M., Evetts, S., Boudreau, E., Caplan, N., Gradwell, D., Velho, R. 8 May 2019, In: npj Microgravity
  • Move well: design deficits in postural based exergames. What are we missing?, Tahmosybayat, R., Baker, K., Godfrey, A., Caplan, N., Barry, G. 1 Nov 2018, 2018 IEEE Games, Entertainment, Media Conference (GEM), IEEE
  • Functional behaviour of spinal muscles after training with an exercise device developed to recruit and train postural muscles, Weber, T., Salomoni, S., Debuse, D., Hug, F., Caplan, N., De Martino, E., Scott, J., Hides, J., Hodges, P. Oct 2018, In: Gait and Posture
  • Changes in health-related quality of life (EQ-5D) dimensions associated with community-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Caplan, N., Robson, H., Robson, A., Kelly, M., Wilkes, G. 1 Sep 2018, In: Quality of Life Research
  • Countermeasure Development for Lumbopelvic Deconditioning in Space, Winnard, A., Debuse, D., Caplan, N. 30 May 2018, Into Space, InTech
  • Movements of older adults during exergaming interventions that are associated with the Systems Framework for Postural Control: A systematic review, Tahmosybayat, R., Baker, K., Godfrey, A., Caplan, N., Barry, G. May 2018, In: Maturitas
  • Patellofemoral joint instability: Where are we in 2018?, Kader, D., Dejour, D., Stoner, R., Pasqualotto, S., Anand, B., Herbort, M., Eldridge, J., Caplan, N., Arendt, E. 2018, ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book, European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Textured insoles reduce vertical loading rate and increase subjective plantar sensation in overground running, Wilkinson, M., Ewen, A., Caplan, N., O'Leary, D., Smith, N., Stoneham, R., Saxby, L. 2018, In: European Journal of Sport Science

PGR Supervision

  • Kirsty Lindsay Start: 17/03/2017
  • Claire Bruce Existing, Experienced and Informed Realities of Sport Coaching through Transformational Leadership Start: 16/09/2016
  • Michael Kelly Start: 01/02/2015


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