Department for Health

Dr Ezio Preatoni

Ezio Preatoni


Applied Biomechanics Suite 1.305
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3959

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PhD Opportunities
  • I am interested in supervising PhD students willing to undertake research in the research areas listed on this page. I will consider applications from students who can self-fund or have a scholarship for the duration of their proposed PhD.
  • I am also interested in applications from potential students who are interested and deem themselves competitive for the University's postgraduate research funding streams.
Research Groups & Memberships


I joined the University of Bath in August 2010 as a research officer, and was promoted to lecturer (assistant professor) in Biomechanics and Motor Control in 2012. I obtained the Laurea degree (=BSc+MSc) in Biomedical Engineering (2003) and the PhD degree in Bioengineering (2007) from Politecnico di Milano. I was research fellow at Politecnico di Milano (2007-2010), teaching fellow at Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (2010) and at Universit√† degli Studi dell’Insubria (2006-2008), and teaching assistant at the Department of Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano (2004-2010).

My research is on human movement dynamics and focusses on understanding the determinants of change in movement execution and coordination, and the role of movement variability in the acquisition, retention and recovery of motor skills. My approach encompasses the study of movement execution and neuromuscular activation to unveil the drivers of coordination and control in human movement.

My interests and expertise also include sports biomechanics (e.g. rugby scrummaging and race walking), functional assessment and ergonomics, with a particular focus on the use of advanced technologies and methodologies for the assessment of performance, injury mechanisms and injury prevention.

I was awarded the "Hans Gros New Investigator Award 2008" by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and the “Stefano Benetton 2008” prize for best Italian dissertations on sports. I also co-authored the researches that won the “Hans Gros New Investigator Award 2007”, the "Student Best Paper Award 2010" at the 3rd International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, and the "Bertram Broberg Distinguished Lecturer Award" at the 2011 IUTAM Symposium on Impact Biomechanics in Sport.

Research interests

  • Movement and coordination variability
  • Holistic assessment of motor skills and motor learning/adaptation
  • Biomechanics of sports movements and impact events in sports
  • Health technologies
  • Footwear biomechanics
  • Ergonomics


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