Melanie Golding



Technician Demonstrator - Biomechanics

Telephone number: 02920 205818
Email address:​

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 am currently an MPhil student within the Sports Biomechanics Research Group; I am investigating biomechanical uncertainties associated with field based data during complex high bar 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., Exell, T. and Kerwin, D.G. (2015). Identifying release for high bar skills. Proceedings of the 33rd International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Poitiers, France​.

Golding, M., Irwin, G., Exell, T., Bezodis, and 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. 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.

Teaching and Supervision

I currently contribute to the teaching of undergraduate Biomechanics modules including Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy of Sport & Exercise (SSP4010) and Sport Biomechanics (SSP5012, SSP5084 & SSP6057).

Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (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).