Stelios Psycharakis

Main Lecturer in Sport Biomechanics. Edinburgh University.

Stelios’ interest in sport and exercise science originated from his sporting background, being a member of the national swimming team of Greece from 1990-1995. He then went on to undertake a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science & Physical Education, an MSc in Sport & Exercise Science and a PhD in Biomechanics. Stelios held lecturing posts at the University of Hull (2007) and Edinburgh Napier University (2007-2014), before joining the University of Edinburgh in September 2014. Stelios has been providing scientific support in the areas of biomechanics and performance analysis and has worked with elite athletes such as members of GB Swimming and of the Scottish Institute of Sport.

Qualifications

⦁ PhD in Biomechanics (University of Edinburgh)
⦁ MSc in Sport & Exercise Science (Leeds Metropolitan University)
⦁ BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Physical Education (University of Athens)
⦁ Qualified Physical Education Teacher
⦁ Qualified Swimming Coach

Publications in 2021


⦁ Which variables may affect underwater glide performance after a swimming start?20 May 2021 In: European journal of sport science  
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article (Accepted/In press)

⦁ Effect of water depth on muscle activity and stride duration when walking in the water at different speeds(9 pages)  18 Apr 2021 In: Journal of Sports Sciences  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2021.1909810 
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article (E-pub ahead of print)

⦁ The effect of back squat depth and load on lower body muscle activity in group exercise participants4 Mar 2021 In: Sport Biomechanics  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2021.1875034 
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article (E-pub ahead of print)

⦁ Force production during maximal front crawl tethered swimming: Exploring bilateral asymmetries and differences between breathing and non-breathing conditions3 Mar 2021 In: Sport Biomechanics  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2021.1891277 
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article (E-pub ahead of print)

⦁ Swimming World Championships: Association between success at junior and senior level for British swimmers(8 pages)  30 Jan 2021 In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031237 
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article (Published)