Hartpury College

DR LAURENCE PROTHEROE - SENIOR LECTURER – SPORTS SCIENCE

Laurence joined Hartpury in 2011 following completion of a PhD investigating the production of topspin in tennis groundstrokes at the University of Central Lancashire.
Laurence has also completed an MSc in Sports Biomechanics from Liverpool John Moores University and a BSc (Hons) Sports Science and a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from the University of Central Lancashire.

Laurence lectures in sports biomechanics, and has previously worked as a research assistant on a project providing scientific input into a range of products designed for the health and sports industries. Laurence has provided scientific support to junior tennis players on the Lawn Tennis Associations’ Scholar Scheme and Preston North End Football Club.

He is a member of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, International Society of Biomechanics, American College of Sports Medicine, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Job Title and Responsibilities:
Senior Lecturer – Sports Science
Programme Manager – FdSc Sport Performance
Email: laurence.protheroe@hartpury.ac.uk
Phone: 01452 702576

Teaching Interests:
Sports Biomechanics
Notational analysis
Embedding research into the curriculum

Research Interests:
Kinematics of sports skills
Landing mechanics
Development of academic skills for new undergraduate students
Recent Research Activity and Publications:
Greenhalgh, A., Sinclair, J., Protheroe, L. and Chockalingham, N. (2012). Predicting impact shock magnitude: Which Ground Reaction Force variable should we use? International Journal of Sports Science and Engineering, 6(4), pp. 225-231.

Mack, R., Protheroe, L. and Samways, V. (2012). The effects of cryotherapy on knee joint position sense. Presented at the International convention for science, education and medicine in sport (ICSEMIS), July 2012.

Protheroe, L., Nunn, J., Fewtrell, D. and Richards, J. (2006). Quantifying axial rotation of upper extremity segments. In: Schwameder, H., Strutzenberger, G., Fastenbauer, V., Lindinger, S. and Muller, E. (Eds). XXIV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Salzburg, 14-18 July, 2006. Salzburg: Department of Sports Science and Kinesiology, p.550

Protheroe, L., Richards, J., Selfe, J. and Fewtrell, D. (2012). An investigation into the kinematics that predict topspin production in the tennis groundstrokes. Presented at the International convention for science, education and medicine in sport (ICSEMIS), July 2012.

Protheroe, L., Richards, J., Selfe, J. and Fewtrell, D. The Topspin Tennis Forehand: Advances in 3D biomechanical analysis. Presented at: British Association of Sport and Exercise Conference, Preston, UK, September 2013. Invited presentation.

Sinclair, J., Hobbs, S., Protheroe, L., Edmundson, C. and Greenhalgh, A. (2013). Determination of gait events using an externally mounted shank accelerometer. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29(1), pp. 118-122.

Sinclair, J, Protheroe, L and Greenhalgh, A (2010). Determination of gait events using an externally mounted shank accelerometer. Presented at the BASES annual student conference, University of Aberystwyth.