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Dr Mark Corbett

Lead Technician (Motion & Performance Centre)

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details

email: m.corbett@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855529

Dr Mark Corbett joined the University of Worcester in 2008 from the Ministry of Defence with a background in optics and thermal imaging. His PhD examined nonlinear absorption of ultrafast laser pulses in semiconductors. 

His main interest now is biomechanics for sports and healthcare with extensive research experience in data acquisition and processing.  Mark’s teaching areas are in human and animal movement (kinesiology, kinematics and kinetics).  His research interests include cycling biomechanics, muscle fatigue with electromyography and clinical gait analysis. 

Mark is an experienced cyclist, racing in time trials and road races. He has used his knowledge to develop a popular cycle fitting service at the Motion and Performance Centre.

Qualifications:

  • PhD “Nonlinear optical properties of indium arsenide with ultrafast femtosecond radiation at mid-infrared wavelengths”, University of St Andrews (2005) 
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, Open University (2017)
  • BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Birmingham (1994)
  • Chartered Physicist, Institute of Physics (1999)       
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Professional Interests:

  • Biomechanics
  • 3d motion capture
  • Video motion capture
  • Kinetics through forceplates and dynamometry
  • Clinical gait analysis

Research Interests:

  • Cycling biomechanics and bike fitting
  • Repeatability and variability of motion capture and gait analysis
  • Electromyography and interdisciplinary elements of pacing
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Publications

Publications

Rhoden C., West, J., Renfree A., Corbett M., St Clair Gibson A. (2015) Adaptive self-regulation in cycle time trials: goal pursuit, goal disengagement and the affective experience, J Sci Cycling 4 (3), 44-52

Corbett, M., Bevins J. (2014) Differences in static and dynamic bike fit with 3d motion capture, J Sci Cycling, 3(2), 11

Rhoden C., West J., Renfree A., Corbett M., St Clair Gibson A. (2014) Micro-oscillations in positive and negative affect during competitive laboratory cycle time trials – a preliminary study, South African J Sports Med, 26(1), 20 - 25

Gravestock, H., Corbett, M., Griffiths, L., Mizen, R., Thomas, G., Eastough, D. (2014) Spatio-temporal differences in gait after 8 weeks minimalist footwear habituation: a comparison of three footwear conditions. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2nd - 5th July 2014.

Dunn, L. (September 2013) Get fitted to get fitter, Women’s Cycling, pp 75 - 76

Holder A. (October 2012) Fit for purpose, Cycling Active, pp 96-99 

Renfree, A., West, J., Corbett, M., Rhoden, C. and St Clair Gibson, A. (2011) Complex interplay between determinants of pacing and performance during 20 km cycle time trials. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7 (2), 121-129. ISSN 1555-0265

Corbett M. and Bevins J. (2010) Gait Analysis of a Catwalk Model Presented at the 2010 CMAS Annual Meeting. Dundee.

Corbett M. and Bevins J. (2010) Post processing of gait analysis data with OLGA to improve repeatability Presented at the 2010 CMAS Annual Meeting. Dundee.

Renfree, A., West, J., Corbett, M. and Rhoden, C. (2009) Individualised RPE responses during a self-paced cycle time trial, Sports Science Review, 18 (3), 7-26.

Corbett M., Bevins J., Churchill S., Palmer R., Pratt D. and Uutela A. (2009). Intra- and inter-laboratory repeatability of gait analysis data in normal adults. Gait & Posture (November 2009), 30, Supplement 2, pp. S14-S14.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Chair of the Standards Committee for the Clinical Movement Analysis Society of UK and Ireland (CMAS) 2012-2015