Dr Kane Middleton

Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science @ La Trobe University

Dr Kane Middleton is a Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). Specialising in sport and occupational biomechanics, he uses of a number of tools (primarily three-dimensional motion analysis, modelling techniques and force measurement) to quantify and explain human movement patterns, Dr Middleton’s research focus is the enhancement of human performance and reduction of injury risk in both the sporting and occupational contexts. Dr Middleton has a particular interest in the biomechanics of cricket bowling, having completed his PhD in the area of ball release speed optimisation. He has consulted for a number of cricketing organisations and nations, including the International Cricket Council, where he conducted the testing of numerous international bowlers who were suspected of using an illegal action.