Sports performance practitioner, researcher and educator.
My work is influenced by my experience as an athlete, coach, student, teacher, biomechanist, clinician and scientist. I invite you to learn more about this work below.
THE STORY, SO FAR
With a background in gymnastics, as a coach and athlete, I took the first steps in my career in sport science through undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria and the University of Cape Town. I then worked in clinical practice as a biokineticist in Johannesburg for a number of years, with a special interest in sports injury rehabilitation. My PhD studies took me to Perth and the University of Western Australia, where I researched cricket fast bowling biomechanics and lumbar injury mechanisms. On returning to South Africa I worked at the University of Pretoria for nine years in a variety of roles. These included head of biomechanics at the High Performance Centre, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and advisory board member of the sport science unit at the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI).
My work has been published and presented for academic, clinical, and coaching audiences - some of which can be viewed via the Publications, Media and Blog pages. Alongside my academic career, I've also provided scientific support to elite athletes and consulted to numerous sports organisations. I am a fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport and the co-founder and chairperson of the South African Society of Biomechanics.