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Ms Sara Horne

Ms 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.

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.


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Newest selected publications

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

Coleman, DR., Cannavan, D., Horne, S. and Blazevich, AJ. (2012) 'Leg stiffness in human running: Comparison of estimates derived from previously published models to direct kinematic-kinetic measures.'. Journal of Biomechanics, 45. pp. 1987 - 1991.

Journal article

Korff, T., Horne, SL., Cullen, SJ. and Blazevich, AJ. (2009) 'Development of lower limb stiffness and its contribution to maximum vertical jumping power during adolescence'. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212 (Pt 22). pp. 3737 - 3742. ISSN: 1477-9145

Journal article
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