Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Sport

Role

Dr Martin Lewis is a lecturer in Biomechanics and Performance Analysis of Sport, delivering Biomechanics modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition Dr Lewis is the Module Leader and Internal Verifier for three awards endorsed by Skills Active, the fitness sector Skills Council which allow registration to the Register of Exercise Professionals in the disciplines of Gym-based Exercise, Personal Training, and Exercise Referral. In addition Dr. Lewis has been Course Leader for the international collaborative course the MSc Performance Analysis of Sport and is current Course Leader for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science.

Research areas

Dr Lewis is a member of the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement (SHAPE) Research Group and Biomedical, Life and Health Sciences (BLHS) Research Centre.

Research is focussed on the following:

  • Muscle and tendon properties
  • Function / role of biarticular muscles
  • Modelling of single-joint and two-joint torque generators in whole-body simulation models of human jumping
  • Analysis and optimisation of sports techniques
  • The effect of compression garments on muscle and tendon properties.

Current projects include:

  • Computer simulation models of two-footed jumps including two-joint torque generators.
  • The representation of net joint torques measured on a dynamometer using monoarticaular and biarticular torque generators.
  • The effect of wearing compression garments on muscle and tendon properties during exercise.
  • The representation of muscle-tendon complex strength and compliance.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Conference Presentations and Presented Work

  • Should torque-driven simulation models of squat jumping include biarticular torque generators? Lewis MGC, Yeadon MR and King M, ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation Symposium, 2011, Leuven, Belgium
  • Are biarticular torque generators necessary in torque-driven simulation models. Lewis MGC, Yeadon MR and King M, International Society of Biomechanics Congress XXIII, 2011, Brussels, Belgium
  • Representing the joint torques of the lower extremity: Including the effect of biarticular muscles. Lewis MGC and King M, BASES Biomechanics Interest Group Conference, 2011, Chichester University, Sussex
  • A subject-specific two-joint, torque generator model of plantar flexor torque. Lewis M and King M (Personal Oral presentation), BASES Annual Conference, 2009, Leeds University
  • Including the effect of biarticular muscles in torque generator models. King M and Lewis MGC (presented by Dr MA King). ISB, Technical Group on Computer Simulation, 2009, Capetown SA
  • Contribution of the Gastrocnemius to isometric plantar flexor torque. Lewis MGC and King M (Personal Oral presentation),  BASES Biomechanics Interest Group Conference, 2008, University Wales Institute Cardiff
  • Contribution of the Gastrocnemius to isometric plantar flexor torque. Lewis MGC and King M (Personal Oral presentation), BASES Student Conference, 2008, Bedford University.

The analysis and evaluation of sports performance and technique can have multiple objectives, such as injury reduction and identification of subject-specific optimal technique. If you would like to know how we can help you achieve your goals in your chosen sport or activity then please contact Dr Lewis via email or telephone to discuss your requirements.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Lewis has existing research collaborations with:

  • Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group, Loughborough University
  • Research Group in Sports Biomechanics (GIBD), University of Valencia, Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Valencia, Spain.

Publications

Selected publications

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