Dr Ian Bezodis 

Ian Bezodis
Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics

PhD Sport Biomechanics - University of Bath
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - University of Bath

Academic Leadership
Discipline Director - Biomechanics
Teaching Sports Biomechanics levels 4-7
Module Leader SSP4054 & SSP4057
Biomechanics research and supervision

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Completed BASES Supervised Experience (Biomechanics) Research and Support

Research Interests
Evaluating and characterising elite sprinting
Investigating the step length-step frequency relationship in elite sprinting
Understanding critical performance factors through the use of inverse dynamic models of sprint technique

Editorial Responsibilities
Associate Editor, Biomechanics: Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Science

Welsh Athletics
UK Athletics national sprints, hurdles and relays squads (senior and junior)
Cardiff Blues

Membership of Professional Bodies
International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (Board of Directors 2009-2013)

Keynote Lecture – 2012 ISBS Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Invited speaker at seven national and international scientific conferences
European Athletics Innovation Award (2010), Technology (1st place)
ISBS Hans Gros New Investigators Award 2008 (2nd place)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Stohr, E.J., Gonzalez-Alonso, J., Bezodis, I.N. and Shave, R.E. (2014). Left ventricular energetics: New insight into the plasticity of regional contributions at rest and during exercise. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 15;306(2):H225-32. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00938.2012

Harle, R., Taherian, S., Pias, M., Coulouris, G., Hopper, A., Cameron, J., Lasenby, J., Kuntze, G., Bezodis, I., Irwin, G. and Kerwin, D.G. (2012). Towards real-time profiling of sprints using wearable pressure sensors. Computer Communications, 35, 6, 650-660. doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2011.03.019

Charalambous, L., Irwin, G., Bezodis, I. N. and Kerwin, D. (2012). Lower limb joint kinetics and ankle joint stiffness in the sprint start push-off. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30, 1, 1-9.

Salo, A.I.T., Bezodis, I.N., Batterham. A.M. and Kerwin D.G. (2011). Elite Sprinting: Are Athletes Individually Step Frequency or Step Length Reliant? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43, 6, 1055-1062.

Cheng, L., Tan, H., Kuntze, G., Roskilly, K., Lowe, J., Bezodis, I.N., Hailes, S., Wilson, A. and Kerwin, D.G. (2010). Sensing for Stride Information of Sprinters Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Wireless Sensor Networks. 5970, 147-161.

Cheng, L., Tan, H., Kuntze, G., Bezodis, I.N., Hailes, S., Kerwin, D.G., and Wilson, A. (2010). A Low-Cost, Accurate Speed Tracking System for Supporting Sprint Coaching. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. 224 (P2), 167-179. DOI: 10.1243/17543371JSET55

Gittoes, M.J.R., Bezodis, I.N., and Wilson, C.W. (2009). An image-based approach to obtaining anthropometric measurements for inertia modelling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 25, 265-270.

Thompson, A., Bezodis, I.N., and Jones, R.L. (2009). An in-depth assessment of expert sprint coaches’ technical knowledge. Journal of Sports Sciences. 27, 855-861.

Jones, R., Bezodis, I., and Thomson, A. (2009). Coaching Sprinting: Expert Coaches' Perception of Race Phases and Technical Constructs. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. 4, 385-396.

Bezodis, I.N., Kerwin, D.G. and Salo, A.I.T. (2008). Lower Limb Mechanics during the Support Phase of Maximum Velocity Sprint Running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40, 707-715.

Salo, A. and Bezodis I. (2004). Which Starting Style is Faster in Sprint Running - Standing or Crouch Start? Sports Biomechanics, 3, 1, 43-54.