Dr Neil Bezodis

Swansea University, UK

Neil Bezodis is currently a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics & Technology at Swansea University, UK. Neil gained his BSc(hons) degree from the University of Bath, UK, in 2005, which included 6 months working at Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre where he worked with rehabilitating football (soccer) players and helped to conduct the fitness testing of football (soccer) match officials. Neil then completed a PhD in sports biomechanics at the University of Bath in 2009, before moving to St Mary’s University, London. Whilst at St Mary’s, he worked closely with coaches from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) on an applied place kicking research project. After seven years at St Mary’s, Neil moved to Swansea University where he has continued to work on kicking biomechanics in Rugby Union, extending the focus towards understanding the potential injury risks and mechanisms associated with different kick types by working in collaboration with Scarlets Rugby. Neil has also worked as a consultant for the RFU and The Football Association (FA) on kicking related projects. He was made a Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) in 2017, and is currently in his third term as a Director of ISBS.

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