Staff Profiles: Dr. Nicola Theis

Nicola Theis staff profile

Staff Profile: Dr. Nicola Theis
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Nicola Theis staff profile

Dr. Nicola Theis

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I joined the University of Gloucestershire in 2017 after lecturing for three years at St Mary’s University. My research areas of interest centre around musculoskeletal biomechanics in paediatric and clinical populations.


As a Biomechanist, I aim to bring the passion and experience I have developed to my undergraduate teaching. I have a particular interest in applying biomechanical techniques to study the structural and mechanical responses of muscles and tendons to growth and interventions, in paediatric and clinical populations.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD An examination of muscle and tendon properties in children with spastic cerebral palsy and their response to stretch: A theoretical basis for evidence-based clinical practice. Brunel University 2014
PGCert Higher Education University of West London 2011
MSc Human Performance Brunel University 2008
BSc Sport and Exercise Science Brunel University 2007


International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport

Membership of professional bodies

International Society of Biomechanics

International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport

Teaching and research


I teach Biomechanics on the Sport and Exercise programme at Levels 4-6, through lecture and lab based sessions.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My research focus is around musculoskeletal Biomechanics in paediatric populations and those with neuromuscular disorders. To understand musculoskeletal growth and adaptations to exercise I use measurement techniques such as ultrasonography to study muscle and tendon architecture, isokinetics for muscle strength and 3D motion analysis to assess walking patterns.


More publications from Dr. Nicola Theis can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Muscle and Tendon Biomechanics

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Professional positions

Level 1 accredited Performance Analyst (ISPAS)

External examining

FdSc Sport and Exercise, Teeside University (2016 - 2019)