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Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor

Course Leader BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

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Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor

Course Leader BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science and Lecturer in Biomechanics

Phone: 01473 338049
Email: S.Mcerlain-Naylor@UOS.AC.UK
School of Health and Sport Sciences
James Hehir Building
University of Suffolk

Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics and Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. His passion for sports science stems from a background as a former junior international Judo athlete and a current Vitality Netball Superleague umpire. His research interests include kinetic and kinematic analysis of sporting technique (particularly ball striking sports), eccentric overload training, and shock wave attenuation. Stuart is Social Media Editor for the journal Sports Biomechanics and organiser of the ISBS Sports Biomechanics Lecture Series. For more information, please visit

Stuart graduated from Loughborough University in 2013 with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, being awarded three awards including the Dean of School Undergraduate Prize for the best performance on an undergraduate programme. Following this he was awarded a Glendonbrook Doctoral Fellowship to study for a PhD in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University.  Stuart is a former Student Board Member for the International Society of Biomechanics Technical Group on Computer Simulation and Organising Committee Member for the 16th International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics.

Since joining the University of Suffolk in 2018, Stuart has led modules ranging from Strength and Conditioning to Ergonomics and Skill Acquisition based modules, alongside the underlying biomechanical content.


For external media discussing Stuart’s research please see

Stuart is available to discuss sporting technique analysis, flywheel resistance training, sporting responses to impacts, and the demands on sports officials.

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All of Stuart’s research publications can be viewed and searched at

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