Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Dr Katherine Burgess

Biography Katherine graduated from Salford University with a 1st class degree in Applied Sports Science in 2005. She then embarked on a PhD investigating tendon mechanical and structural properties in vivo and their adaptability, which she completed in 2009. During this time Katherine taught on the Applied Sports Science, Sports Rehabilitation and Exercise, Physical activity and health degrees at Salford University, specializing in the areas of Biomechanics & Physiology. She also worked with elite level athletes through university partnerships with Salford City Reds Rugby League Club and Lancashire County Cricket club, as well as helping provide biomechanical support to UK athletics jump squads.

She moved to RGU Aberdeen in September 2009. At RGU Katherine teaches across a range of modules associated with human physiology and biomechanics.  Along with the rest of the sports science team Katherine has been involved in ensuring the Applied Sport and Exercise Science and Sport Coaching degrees are up to date and fit for purpose. Katherine is also a supervisor of postgraduate research students (PhD and Mres) involving projects covering a broad spectrum of topics such as:  An investigation into the coach recruitment practices within professional football, Physical Literacy – Impact and Cost Effectiveness in Primary School Settings, Autoregulation in strength and conditioning.

Katherine also acts as a reviewer for a variety of journals including: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Biomechanics, Biology of Sex Differences, Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, The Open Sport Sciences Journal and the Welcome trust.

Katherine is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Interdisciplinary Pedagogy) and a member of the Physiological Society. Katherine is a member of the steering group for the BASES Education and Teaching special interest group working to support the teaching of sport and exercise science across the UK.
Teaching and Learning Exercise Physiology
Sports Biomechanics
Scopus Author ID 16318332200