Lecturer in Performance Analysis (Biomechanics) @ Bournemouth University
Shelley Ellis’s primary research interest is with the development and use of equipment within sport. This work uses a biomechanical technique analysis approach, combining anthropometry and ergonomics with performance in the sporting domain. This is currently being applied within a project that addresses the design of white water kayaks for female athletes.
This project is looking at the anthropometrics of the population in order to better understand the ergonomic requirements of the equipment utilised. Using this information, performance change is identified, using biomechanical analysis, whilst equipment fit is adapted. This allows performance improvements to be recognised as a direct relationship with the equipment fit.