Dr. Paul Glazier received his Ph.D. in sports biomechanics and motor control from the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University in 2011.

He has expertise in sports biomechanics, motor control, skill acquisition, and performance analysis of sport, and has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, invited book chapters and published conference papers in these areas.

Paul has provided sports biomechanics and performance analysis services to a wide range of athletes and teams, from regional juniors to Olympic and World Champions, in a variety of sports.

His primary duties at the Institute for Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) include leading the interactive sports garments and feedback technology projects. The projects are conducted in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Paul sits on the editorial board for the Annual Review of Golf Coaching and the Journal of Applied Golf Research. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of sport journals, including:

  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Sports Engineering
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
  • International Journal of Sport Psychology
  • International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
  • Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport
  • Physical Therapy in Sport
  • Sports Medicine

He is an ISPAS Accredited Sports Performance Analyst (Level VI) and an ECB Cricket Coach (Level II).

Areas of expertise

  • Biomechanics and motor control of kicking, throwing and striking skills
  • Applications of dynamical systems theory to normal and pathological human functioning
  • Processes of co-ordination and control in complex neurobiological systems
  • Functional role of movement variability
  • Stochastic resonance and the enhancement of human sensory perception
  • Science of cricket and golf


Refereed journal articles

Glazier, P.S. (2011). Movement variability in the golf swing: Theoretical, methodological and practical issues. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82, 157-161.

Glazier, P.S. (2010). Is the 'crunch factor' an important consideration in the aetiology of lumbar spine pathology in cricket fast bowlers? Sports Medicine, 40, 809-815.

Glazier, P.S. (2010). Game, set and match? Substantive issues and future directions in performance analysis. Sports Medicine, 40, 625-634.

Glazier, P.S. & Davids, K. (2009). The problem of measurement indeterminacy in complex neurobiological movement systems. Journal of Biomechanics, 42, 2694-2696.

Glazier, P.S. & Davids, K. (2009). Constraints on the complete optimization of human motion. Sports Medicine, 39, 15-28.

Refereed chapters

Glazier, P.S. & Lamb, P.F. (2013). The swing. In Golf Science: From Tee to Green (edited by M.F. Smith), pp. 40-65. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Glazier, P.S. & Robins, M.T. (2013). Self-organisation and constraints in sports performance. In Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis (edited by T. McGarry, P.G. O'Donoghue & J. Sampaio). London: Routledge.

Glazier, P.S. (2010). Augmenting golf practice through the manipulation of physical and informational constraints. In Motor Learning in Practice: A Constraints-Led Approach (edited by I. Renshaw, K. Davids & G. Savelsbergh), pp. 187-198. London: Routledge.

Glazier, P.S., Wheat, J.S., Pease, D.L. & Bartlett, R.M. (2006). The interface of biomechanics and motor control: Dynamic systems theory and the functional role of movement variability. In Movement System Variability (edited by K. Davids, S.J. Bennett & K.M. Newell), pp. 49-69. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

Wheat, J.S. & Glazier, P.S. (2006). Measuring coordination and variability in coordination. In Movement System Variability (edited by K. Davids, S.J. Bennett & K.M. Newell), pp. 167-181. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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