Department for Health

Dr Steffi Colyer

Research Associate with particular interests in motion analysis and sport performance enhancement.

Steffi Colyer

Research Associate BSc, PhD

Applied Biomechanics Suite 1.308
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Steffi completed both her undergraduate degree (BSc Sport and Exercise Science) and her PhD at the University of Bath.

In collaboration with UK Sport and British Skeleton, her PhD project was focussed on enhancing start performance in the winter sport of skeleton and was conducted in the lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Her thesis focussed on understanding the determinants of elite skeleton start performance to inform training and coaching practices, and to ultimately improve chances of medal success.

In 2015, Steffi was awarded the Postgraduate Free Communication Prize at the BASES student conference for her research.

Steffi commenced her current role as a Research Associate working within the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) in October 2015. In collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, CAMERA aims to develop advanced methods to track and analyse human motion without the need to attach markers. Her current role focusses on utilising these technologies to understand sporting techniques and enhance athlete performance.

Research interests

  • Motion analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport performance enhancement
  • Monitoring athletic development

Research projects

  • The development of a markerless motion analysis tool to study sporting techniques


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