Staff Profiles: Dr. Athanassios Bissas

Dr. Athanassios Bissas

Staff Profile: Dr. Athanassios Bissas
Academic Subject Leader: Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr. Athanassios Bissas

Dr. Athanassios Bissas

Academic Subject Leader: Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

My approach to scientific inquiry is all about working with fellow scientists to make a tangible contribution to methodologies and applications in sport performance, exercise and health contexts.


Having completed my first degree in Physical Education and Sports Studies at the University of Athens, I embarked on a long journey of further learning, research and practice. Throughout this journey I have been pursuing excellence in teaching, research and leadership. I have been fortunate to see and support the transition of sport and exercise science from a developing scientific study of sport to a fully integrated life science. Sport and Exercise Biomechanics is and remains my passion which I have been serving at an international level.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Biomechanics Leeds Beckett University 2008
PGCert Research Methodology Leeds Beckett University 1999
MSc Sport and Exercise Science Leeds Beckett University 1995
BA (Hons) Physical Education & Sports Studies with QTS National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 1993

Membership of professional bodies

European College of Sport Science

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Teaching and research


Biomechanics and Research Methodology

Supervision of Doctoral students


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Biomechanics of gait

Imaging, muscle mechanics and neuromuscular function

Measurement and evaluation of strength and power

Motion analysis of athletic movements


More publications from Dr. Athanassios Bissas can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Director of the London 2017 and Birmingham 2018 Biomechanical projects for the World Athletics Championships.

Subjects for media interviews

Biomechanics of Athletics

Footwear and Running

Motion Analysis

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Professional positions

Editorial Board Member: Scientific Data - Nature