Our Team

The Biomechanics team at Staffordshire University is led by Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam. The team has an excellent track record of various academic achievements, research accomplishments and industry experience which is evidenced through scientific publications and collaboration with industry partners and health services sectors.

The teams’ vision is to advance the understanding of musculoskeletal biomechanics through research and scholarship. The group aims to improve health, quality of life and healthcare provision by solving complex biomechanical issues through highly innovative and integrated approaches.


  • Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam
  • Dr Panagiotis Chatzistergos
  • Dr Aoife Healy
  • Dr Helen Branthwaite
  • Dr Rob Needham
  • Mr Phil Walker
  • Dr Nicola Eddison
  • Dr Jayasree Ramsakandhan
  • Dr Sara Behfoortan

Visiting Professors and fellows:

  • Professor Peter Dangerfield
  • Professor Anthony Ward
  • Professor Tom Shannon
  • Professor Anand Pandyan
  • Professor Joseph Hamill
  • Professor Ruth Chambers
  • Professor Prash Vas
  • Professor Tim Scott
  • Professor Z Abbas
  • Professor J Grima
  • Professor M Sidiqque
  • Mr Robert Bradshaw Hilditch
  • Mr Simon Bartold
  • Dr Andrew Greenhalgh
  • Mr Andrew Horwood
  • Mr Robert Longworth
  • Ms Nina Davies
  • Mr Mathew Hill
  • Dr Tim Drew
  • Ms Cheryl Blewitt
  • Mr Dave Dunning
  • Ms Abbie Dagg
  • Dr Cynthia Formosa
  • Mr Shashin Ahuja
  • Dr Alfred Gatt
  • Dr Jonathan Sinclair

Current Research Staff and students:

  • Ms Enza Leone
  • Mr Otis Wyatt
  • Mr Matthew Hill
  • Mr Craig Hicks
  • Mr Jamie Bodden
  • Mr Michael Lawson
  • Dr Victoria Balasubramanian