Dr Nicola Swann


I completed my undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Brunel University before directing my focus towards biological applications of mechanical theory through a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Surrey. I was selected for sponsorship through my MSc by the NHS and completed Clinical Engineering training alongside my studies, achieving a post-graduate diploma with merit. After working for the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, I went on to undertake a PhD in Biomechanics at The Royal Veterinary College, studying the effects of growth on mechanics of locomotion in an athletic and fast-growing species, the ostrich. After my PhD, I worked for Qinetiq, undertaking military research for two years, while also lecturing part-time at McTimoney College of Chiropractic, before joining Kingston University to further pursue my interests in both teaching and clinical and sport biomechanics research.

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Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BEng
  • PGDip

Teaching and learning

Course Director: Sport Science with Business (BSc)

Module Leader: LS6020 Biomechanics of Sport Performance and Injury and LS4009 Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

Pedagogic Research

Swann, N., Moir, H., Owusu-Sekyere, F., Boddie, T., Barber, D. Pre-Assessment Support: Student Uptake and Preferences. Kingston University Festival of Learning 2020

Qualifications and expertise

  • FHEA
  • Online Professional Development Course for External Examiners - Certified Completion

Undergraduate courses taught


Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


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Ronca, Flaminia, Spendiff, Owen and Swann, Nicola (2020) An electromyographic analysis of combining weights and elastic tubes as a method of resistance for exercise. Translational Sports Medicine, 3(2), pp. 164-170. ISSN (online) 2573-8488

Channon, Sarah B., Young, Iain S., Cordner, Beckie and Swann, Nicola (2019) Ontogenetic scaling of pelvic limb muscles, tendons and locomotor economy in the ostrich ('Struthio camelus'). Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(17), p. 182741. ISSN (print) 0022-0949

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) member and 'My Skills My Life' Role Model

Collaborative Research Project with Profeet Ltd

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