Karl Grainger

 Lecturer in sports science


Karl Grainger  

Karl Grainger holds a MSc Sports Science from Brunel University and BSc Sports Therapy from London Metropolitan University.

Karl initially studied Management and Computing for his first degree, but after 10 years of database programming, he made the leap and studied for his BSc in Sports Therapy at London Metropolitan University. After completing his BSc, he completed his MSc in Sports Science (Human Performance) at Brunel University where he is now continuing with his PhD in the biomechanics of cycling. While completing his MSc, Karl has also taught on many of the modules across the sports science and therapy degrees at London Met.

Karl is an active triathlete, coach and coach tutor with Triathlon England and enjoys all aspects of endurance training, especially the added fueling!

Courses 

Research interests

  • Karl's main research interest and topic of his PhD is the biomechanics of cycling in children. This involves looking at a number of aspects of the child-bike interface including bicycle setup, optimising cadence, crank length and bottom bracket width and quantifying the musculo-tendinous activity through cycling.

Email: k.grainger@londonmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 4283

Room: T12-04, Tower Building