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Miss Sara Horne
Research Fellow - Biomechanics


Sara is a Research Fellow and Laboratory Manager within the Biomechanics discipline in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Brunel University London. Her role involves the day-to-day management of the Biomechanics Laboratory and teaching and research within the areas of Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. Sara is currently conducting PhD research assessing the risk factors and mechanisms of injury in elite Netball.

Career History

After completing her BA (Hons) degree at West London Institute of Higher Education Sara was offered the position of Biomechanics Scientific Officer while completing her MSc in Sport Sciences at the same Institute (which became a College of Brunel University). Subsequently she has worked as the Biomechanics Laboratory Manger at Brunel for many years being instrumental in the development of the laboratories and particularly the interfacing and integration of the advanced imaging and biomechanical techniques that support the biomechanics research group projects. Sara has also been actively involved in the teaching of Biomechanics at all levels and the Biomechanics groups various research projects. In 2012 her position changed to Research Fellow and Laboratory Manager in recognition of her involvement in a number of funded research projects.

Throughout her career Sara has also conducted consultancy work with a range of sports teams and athletes. She is a qualified Netball coach and applied Level 4 accredited performance analyst with the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport. She has worked as performance analyst for the Brunel Hurricanes and Glasgow Wildcats Netball Superleague Teams and for the Scotland Netball squads. She continues to work with junior and elite athletes in a range of racket sports. Sara has more recently introduced Performance Analysis into the Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences curriculum and currently supports student projects and work experience in this area.


  • BA Sports Studies and History
  • Msc Sports Sciences
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • UKCC Level 2 Netball coaching qualification
  • Dartfish Certified Technologist


College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Health and Safety Committee

Newest selected publications

Hills, LA., Maitland, A., Croston, A. and Horne, S. (2020) '‘It’s not like she’s from another planet’: Undoing gender/redoing policy in mixed football'. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 56 (5). pp. 658 - 676. ISSN: 1012-6902 Open Access Link

Journal article

Simpson, AJ., Horne, S., Sharp, P., Sharps, R. and Kippelen, P. (2019) 'Effect of creatine supplementation on the airways of youth elite soccer players'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 51 (8). pp. 1582 - 1590. ISSN: 0195-9131 Open Access Link

Journal article

Bishop, D., Moore, S., Horne, S. and Teszka, R. (2014) 'Attentional capture by spoken language: Effects on netballers’ visual task performance'. Journal of Sport Sciences, 32 (17). pp. 1611 - 1620. ISSN: 0264-0414 Open Access Link

Journal article

Eshraghi, S., Esat, I., Rahmanivahid, P., Yazdifar, M., Eshraghi, M., Mohagheghi, A. and et al. (2013) 'Study on relationship between foot pressure pattern and Hallux Valgus (HV) progression'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8005 LNCS (PART 2). pp. 76 - 83. ISSN: 0302-9743

Journal article

Horne, SL. (2013) 'The role of performance analysis in elite netball competition structures.', in Peters, PM. and O'Donoghue, P. (eds.) Performance Analysis of Sport IX. London : Routledge. ISBN 10: 0415643392. ISBN 13: 978-0415643399. Open Access Link

Book chapter
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