Staff profile

Dr Tom Outram

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis


Sport and Exercise Science


College of Science and Engineering


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. I teach on several programmes across Sport and Exercise Science and I have a passion for biomechanical research which examines the sequencing of movements in open kinetic chain activities such as the golf swing. 

I run the University's Human Performance Unit which provides sports science support to teams, individuals and coaches who want to enhance their performance. Using cutting edge technology and expertise from within the SOES team, the HPU offers a range of services  and workshops designed to educate, enhance performance and reduce injury risk.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the following modules as part of the Sport and Exercise Science, Performance Analysis and Coaching Science, Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation and MRes Sport and Exercise Science programmes:

Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of biomechanics but i'm currently involved in research projects in the following areas:


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Between the completion of my MSc and the start of my PhD I was extremely fortunate to have spells as a Performance Analyst working with the GB Boxing and GB Women's Volleyball squads. I travelled to Turkey and Russian to provide support to athletes at competitions in the build up to London 2012. 

My role at the University now includes many research collaborations with professional sports clubs including: Leicester City FC, Derby County FC, West Bromwich Albion FC and Derbyshire County Cricket.

Recent publications