Melanie Golding



Technician Demonstrator - Biomechanics

Telephone number: 02920 205818
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As Technician Demonstrator Melanie’s role includes day to day running of the Sport Biomechanics laboratory, maintenance of equipment an​d management of any data collections that take place.

Melanie supports work completed at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level providing technical assistance as well as biomechanical insight into data collection procedures.​​

Research / Publications

I completed an MPhil within the Sports Biomechanics Research Group in 2016; my research was concerned with the biomechanical uncertainties of field based data during high bar release skills in men's artistic gymnastics. My main research interests are concerning biomechanical measurement technique as well as the enhancement of performance and reduction of injury through sports biomechanics. 

Director of Studies: Professor Gareth Irwin

Supervisors: Professor David Kerwin and Dr Tim Exell

List of Publications

Golding, M., Irwin, G., Bezodis, I. and Kerwin, D. G. (2012). Research Proposal: Influence of biomechanical measurement on the evaluation of complex high bar skills. Cardiff Met Annual Academic Associate Symposium, Cardiff, UK.

Golding, M., Irwin, G., Bezodis, I., Exell, T. & Kerwin, D.G. (2015). Event Definition: Release for High Bar Skills. Cardiff Met Annual Academic Associate Symposium, Cardiff, UK.

Golding, M., Irwin, G., Bezodis, I., Exell. T. & Kerwin, D.G. (2015). Identifying release for high bar skills. Proceedings of the 33rd International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Poitiers, France, Accepted.

Teaching and Supervision

I currently contribute to the teaching of undergraduate modules, primarily within biomechanics, but also within Research Methods and an Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science. 

Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

MPhil (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Sport / Coaching Profile

​I currently play club level hockey but have previously played hockey at County level (Cornwall) and tennis as part of the County Development Squad (Cornwall).