Laurence Protheroe
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Dr. Laurence Protheroe is a senior lecturer in Sports Biomechanics within the Department of Sport. His main research interest is on the inter-segmental coordination, performance analysis of team sports and student learning in biomechanics. 

Research interests

Laurence is a member of the Sport & Exercise research centre. He is also a member of the Rowing community of practice in collaboration with the University of Pavia. 

Current teaching

Laurence leads and teaches on the undergraduate biomechanics modules, performance analysis modules and leads the Sport research and knowledge exchange project module. He is the manager of the MSc Applied Performance Analysis in Sport programme. 

External positions and memberships

Laurence is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences and is a senior fellow of Advance HE. He has also acted as an external examiner for the University of Sunderland and the University of Central Lancashire. 

Doctoral supervisions and completions

Dr. Celeste Wilkins - Dynamic technique analysis of the equestrian rider. 2019-2021.

Rafaelle Baby - Dynamic Movement Analysis of Horse and Rider in Show Jumping. 2022-


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, An investigation to determine the kinematic variables associated with the production of topspin in the tennis groundstrokes, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 30 Aug 2011

PGCert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 30 Jul 2010

MSc, Sports Biomechanics, Liverpool John Moores University

Award Date: 30 Sept 2005

BSc (Hons), Sports Science, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 30 Jul 2003

External positions

External Examiner, University of Central Lancashire

Oct 2019 → …

External Examiner, University of Sunderland

Jan 2016Jan 2021


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