Craig Riddle (PhD student)

Thesis title: Objective measures of impaired lower limb impairments in RaceRunning athletes with Cerebral Palsy


I am currently studying a fully funded PhD studentship (PCDS) as part of the Human Performance Science (HPS) research group. I am currently focused on the development of evidence-based impairment measures specifically looking at RaceRunning athletes with moderate to sever cerebral palsy. This PhD will seek to provide pertinent information that will help to build clear, evidence based Paralympic classification guidelines for the sport of RaceRunning, with the aim of the sport being accepted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as part of the Paralympic games.


MSc Sports Performance Enhancement

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor - SS1A Skill acquisition

Lab Tutor - SS1B Biomechanics

Current research interests

Paralympic Classification; Impairment measures; Coordination; Spasticity; Cerebral Palsy; Autism

Past research interests

Perception-Action coupling; Haptic perception; Effects of fatigue on the perception of length; effects of additional load on the perception of ability to cross gaps; Stroke rehab