Dr Daniel Low

PhD Biomechanics

Dr Daniel Low

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

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Daniel received a BSc in Sport Science from Brunel University in 2004, followed by an MSc from the University of Exeter in 2005. In 2010, Daniel received a PhD from the University of Exeter, where the central theme of his thesis was the investigation of biomechanical changes that occur with different soccer surfaces and footwear. Daniel was a biomechanics technician between 2008 " 2010 and was part of a research group investigating the adaptations to tennis playing surfaces and footwear. Daniel has worked with podiatrists, physiotherapists and strength and conditioning coaches to provide gait and movement analysis to recreational runners, professional rugby players and a junior international long jumper. In 2013, Daniel received a PGCE in post-16 Education and obtained HEA accreditation.



Principal Areas of Interest:

Daniel's research focuses on lower limb biomechanics and the changes that occur to cause injury to the Achilles tendon and Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Daniel is also interested the biomechanical adaptations that occur in response to change in external conditions such as playing surface and footwear.


Effect of stable and unstable load carriage on walking gait variability, dynamic stability and muscle activity of older adultsWalsh, G., Low, D. & Arkesteijn, M. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Biomechanics.
The effect of prolonged level and uphill walking on the postural control of older adultsWalsh, G., Low, D. & Arkesteijn, M. 2018 In : Journal of Biomechanics.69, p. 19-257 p.
Effectiveness of exercise interventions to improve postural control in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analyses of centre of pressure measurements.Low, D., Walsh, G. & Arkesteijn, M. 2017 In : Sports Medicine.47, 1, p. 101-11212 p.
Reliability of gait related data determined via the shank attached Sensoria smart sock accelerometer during running and walkingLow, D. 2016 In : Journal of Sports Sciences.34:sup1, p. s581 p.
Factors influencing foot and ankle injury risk in soccer: The role of playing surface and footwearLow, D. 2016 Lambert Academic Publishing. 83 p.
The influence of shock-pad density and footwear cushioning on heel impact and forefoot loading during running and turning movementsLow, D. & Dixon, S. 2016 In : International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering.10, 1, p. 86-99
Tell Us Now - the challenges and possibilitiesLow, D. 2016
Effects of prolonged walking on postural control of older adultsWalsh, G., Low, D. & Arkesteijn, M. 2016
Calculation of coactivation indices during walking gait.Walsh, G., Low, D. & Arkesteijn, M. 2016
Change in posture following a fatiguing task in older females.Jones, R., Low, D. & Arkesteijn, M. 2016
The Effect of a Heel Insert Intervention on Achilles Tendon Loading during Running in SoccerLow, D. & Dixon, S. 2015 In : Sports and Exercise Medicine.1, 6, p. 167-173
Student as Producer: Using Research-Engaged Teaching to Enhance the Learning Experience of Biomechanics StudentsLow, D. 2015 In : US-China Education Review A.5, 11, p. 745-754
The effect of heavy resistance exercise on repeated sprint performance in youth athletesLow, D., Harsley, P., Shaw, M. & Peart, D. 2015 In : Journal of Sports Sciences.33, 10, p. 1028-10347 p.
The relationship between muscle quality and postural control in older adults.Walsh, G., Arkesteijn, M. & Low, D. 2015
Student as Producer: Using research-engaged teaching to enhance the learning experience of biomechanics students.Low, D. 2015
Understanding the Effect of Changes to Natural Turf Hardness on Lower Extremity LoadingLow, D. & Dixon, S. 2014 In : Measurement and Control.47, 7, p. 212– 2186 p.
Understanding the Effect of High-Cut Shoes, Running Shoes and Prophylactic Supports on Ankle Stability When Performing a “V”-Cut Movement. Sports and Exercise Medicine Open Journal. 1(1), 1-7Commons, A. T. & Low, D. 2014 In : Sports and Exercise Medicine.1, 1, p. 1-77 p.
The effects of surface traction characteristics on frictional demand and kinematics in tennisDamm, L., Low, D. C., Richardson, A., Clarke, J., Carre, M. & Dixon, S. 2013 In : Sports Biomechanics.12, 4, p. 389-40214 p.
The Effects of Postactivation Potentiation on Repeated Sprint Ability in Elite Youth Soccer Players.Harsley, P., Peart, D., Low, D. & Shaw, M. 2013
Modulation of tennis players’ frictional demand according to surface traction characteristics.Damm, L., Low, D., Richardson, A., Clarke, J., Carre, M. & Dixon, S. 2011
Footscan pressure insoles: accuracy and reliability of force and pressure measurements in running.Low, D. C. & Dixon, S. 2010 In : Gait and Posture.32, 4, p. 664-62 p.
The influence of shock pad density on biomechanical measurements associated with overuse injuryLow, D. & Dixon, S. 2010
Influence of footwear and soil density on loading within the shoe and soil surface during running.Dixon, S., James , I., Blackburn, K., Pettican, N. & Low, D. C. 2008 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology.222, (P1), p. 1-10
The effect of soccer specific footwear and playing surfaces on peak force and pressure variablesLow, D. & Dixon, S. 2007 Proceeding of the Bases Annual Conference.
Influence of footwear on in-shoe loading for different soil densities.Dixon, S., James , I. & Low, D. 2006 Engineering of Sport 6: developments for disciplines. Moritz , E. F. & Haake, S. J. (eds.). New York, USA: Springer Nature, Vol. 2, p. 5 -10
Relationship Between Exercise Heart Rate and Music Tempo PreferenceKarageorghis, C. I., Jones, L. & Low, D. 2006 In : Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.77, 2, p. 240–25010 p.