Dr Tom Outram

Position: Lecturer in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Sport and Exercise

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Lecturer in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis

Teaching responsibilities

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

  • Principles of Sports Biomechanics (level 4)
  • Biomechanical Assessment for Sport and Exercise (level 5)
  • Research Methods (level 5)
  • Applied Biomechanics (level 6)
  • Applied Sports Science (level 6)

Research interests

  • Movement sequencing in open kinetic chain activities
  • Gait analysis during stair negotiation
  • Assessments of neuromuscular fatigue
  • Quantification of physiological profiles in football using global positioning systems


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise, Sheffield Hallam University

Postgraduate qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Biomechanics Pathway), Sheffield Hallam University 

Research qualifications

  • PhD - Sequencing of Segment Kinetic Energy in the Golf Swing, Sheffield Hallam University

Recent conferences

  • Outram, T., Domone, S., and Wheat, J. (2012). The reliability of trunk segment inertial parameter estimation made from geometric models. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. July 2012.
  • Outram, T., Domone, S., Hart, J. And Wheat, J. (2011). The use of geometric shapes in estimating the geometry of human body segments. British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Conference, University of Essex, UK. September 2011. 

Experience in industry

  • Performance Analyst - GB Boxing
  • Performance Analyst - GB Women's Volleyball

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