Department for Health

Dr Simon Roberts

Research Officer

Applied Biomechanics Suite 1.305
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4531


Simon joined the University of Bath in 2000 as exercise physiology laboratory technician, a role which he carried out until 2008. From 2003-2008, Simon undertook a part time PhD after which he moved to his current role as a Research Officer coordinating the RFU Community rugby injury surveillance project. He is a match analysis section editor for the iRB Rugby Science Network.

Simon’s main research theme is in the epidemiology of match injuries in English community rugby union. This work provides a basis for understanding the incidence, nature and severity of injuries at this level can help to shape future injury management and prevention strategies in the game. Simon also has research interests in the assessment of physical demands of rugby union and the use of match simulation protocols to determine the impact of nutritional interventions on rugby related aspects of performance and recovery.

Research interests

  • Injury epidemiology of rugby union
  • Injury prevention in rugby union
  • Match analysis and physical demands of rugby union
  • Use of interventions to enhance performance and recovery in rugby union


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