Michael Long


Senior Technician (Biomechanics)

Telephone number: 02920 205818
Email address: mlong@cardiffmet.ac.uk​

As a senior technician Mike’s role involves providing technical support and advice to staff and students during data collections. Mike also ensures that equipment is maintained and students and researchers are skilled in the use of biomechanic specific hardware. These include systems such as automated motion analysis systems and force measuring equipment, as well as the associated software.

Research Interests and Publications

Mike’s research interests include the use of novel video training techniques and biofeedback to improve athletes performance in fast ball sports, namely football goalkeeping. He also has an interest in the use of biomechanical models to predict knee osteoarthritis within injured populations. In addition he also has been involved with research investigating muscular control in hypermobile populations.

Abstract Books / Conference proceedings

Alexander C.M., Kassam, J., Long, M. The effect of joint flexability and knee pain upon corticospinal control and reflex control of quadriceps. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2015, Chicago.​

Sporting / Coaching Profile

I am currently part of Cardiff Metropolitan Universtiy Trampoline club and actively represent the university at competitions around the country. I am also an avid runner having completed numerous 10k races and half marathons. ​

Qualifications and Awards

MSc Sports Performance, Portsmouth Universty

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Portsmouth University 

Other qualifications / accreditations
1st4sport Football coaching level 1
1st4sport Football coaching Level 2