Karl Grainger

 Karl is a lecturer in sports science for the School of Human Sciences.

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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!


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.
  • Capaldi, N, Kao, KT, MacDonald, R, Grainger, KC, Joseph, S, Shepherd, S, Mason, A and Wong, SC, 2018. Feasibility of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Based Images for Measurement of Height, Sitting Height, and Leg Length in Children. Journal of Clinical Densitometry.  
  • Grainger, K, Dodson, Z and Korff, T (2017) 'Predicting bicycle setup for children based on anthropometrics and comfort', Applied Ergonomics, 59, pp. 449-459
  • Grainger, K, Romer, L, Martin, J and Korff, T (2015) Neuromuscular control of freely chosen cadence during submaximal cycling, XVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, SECC 12-16 July.  The International Society of Biomechanics. (Accessed 10 August 2015).

Email: k.grainger@londonmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 4283

Room: T13, Tower Building