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Matt Greig is a Reader in Sports Therapy and a member of the senior management team in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity.  Matt teaches on the Sports Therapy programme and is actively involved with postgraduate supervision at masters and PhD level.  Matt leads the Sports Injuries research group which includes therapists and biomechanists.

Matt joined Edge Hill in 2008 from a role as sports scientist with the Football Association, having previously worked at the University of Hull as discipline lead for Biomechanics.

Research interests

Matt’s research focuses on biomechanical markers relating to injury risk, most often in the intermittent team sports such as football.  Having migrated into the sports therapy domain, more focus is placed on biomechanical tools that might be used to enhance injury risk identification and optimise rehabilitation.

Matt has a particular focus in the contemporary development of analysis metrics, and with an ethos of taking biomechanics to the athlete.

Matt has developed a broad body of work in isokinetic dynamometry, and particularly with an emphasis on the development of screening batteries, and the development of analysis metrics to increase the functional relevance of such testing.

Contemporary work in GPS technology has been applied to injury risk in football, rugby, netball, cricket, dance, and equestrian disciplines.

Matt has published articles across a myriad of sports, with a thematic focus on the application of biomechanics research to performance enhancement and injury prevention.

Education/Academic qualification

Influence of fatigue on injury risk in football, PhD, University of Hull

… → 2006

Sports biomechanics and applied work in athletics, MPhil, Loughborough University

Sports biomechanics and applied work in athletics, BSc, Loughborough University

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Research Output 2000 2020

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Optimising the use of GPS technology to quantify biomechanical load in elite level soccer.

Author: DIMOPOULOS, P., 2 Nov 2016

Supervisor: GREIG, M. (Director of Studies), MCNAUGHTON, L. (Supervisor) & BEDFORD, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


A Critical Appraisal of Isokinetic Knee Flexor-Extensor Strength Profiling in Elite Soccer Players

Author: EUSTACE, S., 1 Mar 2019

Supervisor: GREIG, M. (Director of Studies), PAGE, R. (Supervisor) & MARRIN, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Nutrition in Soccer

Author: BONNICI, D., 4 May 2017

Supervisor: MCNAUGHTON, L. (Director of Studies) & GREIG, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The Temporal Pattern of Recovery of Eccentric Hamstring Strength and Dynamic Stability in Elite Footballers

Author: RHODES, D., 21 Nov 2017

Supervisor: GREIG, M. (Director of Studies) & MCNAUGHTON, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Developing a prevention strategy for ankle injuries in soccer

Author: BROGDEN, C., 13 Jan 2016

Supervisor: GREIG, M. (Director of Studies), MCNAUGHTON, L. (Supervisor) & MARRIN, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis